Zulum’s convoy attack: Police confirm death of officers, others

NEWS DIGEST – The Borno State Police Command has confirmed the killing of its officers by suspected Boko Haram insurgents in the Baga area of the state.

This is following an ambush on the convoy of the Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum, on Friday which left about 30 persons dead.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Edet Okon, in a statement issued on Saturday said eight policemen and three other members of the Civilian Joint Task Force “paid the supreme price”.

The police spokesman added that 13 other persons sustained various degrees of injuries.

He said, “On 25th September, 2020, about 12pm, the security convoy who were heading to Baga in respect of Government’s effort to relocate indigenes of Baga to their ancestral home came under heavy gun attack by Armed Men suspected to be Boko Haram terrorists a few Kilometers from Cross Kauwa.

“In the ensuing gunfight, however, casualties were recorded on both sides. Unfortunately, eight  Policemen and three  members of the Civilian Joint Task Force paid the supreme price

“Thirteen other persons sustained various degrees of injuries and were rushed to the hospital for treatment.”

Okon quoted the Commissioner of Police, Bello Makwashi, as assuring members of the public that “the Force will not relent in providing the needed security for the good citizens of Borno State at all times.”