DHQ explains how troops stopped attack on Yobe gov’s convoy in Borno
By Matthew Atungwu
The Defence Headquarters has said that soldiers from the 29 Task Force Brigade stopped terrorists’ Saturday attack on the Yobe Governor’s convoy traveling along the Maiduguri-Damaturu road.
According to a statement released on Monday in Abuja by Maj.-Gen. Edward Buba, Director of Defence Media Operations, the troops also collected the two vehicles involved in the incident.
He reported that four police escorts, a DSS agent hurt in the incident, and a military truck driver were all in stable condition.
He added that shortly after arriving at the Specialists Hospital Damaturu, one of the injured police escorts passed away.
“Reinforcement of troops from 29 Task Force Brigade led by the Brigade Commander are conducting fighting patrol in the area to locate the terrorists who carried out the dastardly act.
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“The two vehicles affected in the incident include one military MRAP and one civilian escort vehicle whose tyres were shot at during the incident, have been safely recovered to the military camp at Benisheikh.
“Operations are ongoing to hunt and destroy the terrorists that perpetrated the attack,” he said.
Recall that on Saturday, approximately 6 km from Benesheikh town, terrorists attacked the governor’s convoy as it was making its way back to Damaturu from Maiduguri.
When the caravan was ambushed, the governor was not present.
Among the other senior government officials in the convoy was the Secretary to the State Government, who escaped unharmed.