Gunmen suspected to be Boko Haram fighters on Wednesday reportedly attacked the convoy of Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum, at Baga town.
However, details on the governor’s attack were still sketchy.
The attack comes three months after five persons including three policemen were killed in an attack on former governor Ali Modu Sheriff’s convoy along the Maiduguri-Damaturu Highway.
Baga, a town that is approximately 196 km from Maiduguri, has witnessed several Boko Haram attacks in recent years.
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At least 185 people were killed and over 2000 homes destroyed during a clash between the Nigerian military and Boko Haram jihadists in 2013.
Perhaps, the biggest massacre in the history of the terror group came in January 2015 when the Boko Haram fighters attacked Baga, seized the town and the military base used by the multinational force.
About 2,000 people were massacred by the terrorists while several others escaped to the neighbouring Chad Republic.
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