Boko Haram fighters on Wednesday opened fire on the convoy of Babagana Zulum, governor of Borno State, SaharaReporters has gathered.
The Governor of Borno State, Babagana Zulum, today survived an ambush by suspected Boko Haram gunmen, sources and his spokesperson said.
The governor was on a trip to Monguno and Baga towns to distribute food to IDPs.
Security sources said that the insurgents attacked the convoy of Zulum at Baga town.
Multiple sources, who spoke and confirmed the development, said the governor was unhurt as soldiers and police officers guarding him repelled the assault on the convoy.
The attack comes three months after Ali Modu Sheriff, a former governor of the state, was attacked by the sect along Maiduguri-Damaturu Highway.
At least five persons including three policemen were killed in the incident.