Borno State police command has confirmed that over 8 police officers and 3 civilian JTF were among the people killed when Bokoharam terrorists attacked the convoy of the executive governor of the State, Babagana Zulum.
This was confirmed in a press statement sent to ElombahNews. The statement read in parts:
“On 25th September, 2020 at 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.”
“The security convoy returned fire and successfully repelled the attack. In the ensuing gun fight however, casualties were recorded on both sides.”
“Unfortunately, eight (8) Policemen and three (3) members of the Civilian Joint Task Force paid the supreme price. Thirteen (13) other persons sustained various degrees of injuries and were rushed to Hospital for treatment.”
“Nigeria Police is determined to carry out its constitutional mandate of protecting lives and properties and will not relent in providing the needed security for the good citizens of Borno State at all times.”