Boko Haram combatants have opened fire on the convoy carrying the household of a former governor of Borno State, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff.
Security sources informed Sahara Reporters that the insurgents attacked the convoy whilst visiting from Abuja to Maiduguri to attend the three-day prayer of Sheriff’s late father, Alhaji Galadima Modu, who died following a fireplace outbreak at his dwelling in Maiduguri on Thursday.It used to be gathered that 5 individuals which includes three policemen had been killed at some stage in the assault that took location on Friday.
“Boko Haram launched an assault on the convoy carrying the household of Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, former governor of Borno State, from Abuja to Maiduguri to attend the burial of his late father.
“Three policemen, a driver and one member of his household had been killed and various others have been injured in the attack.
“The terrorists additionally went away with the riffles of the useless officers and some automobiles in the convoy,” one safety source said.
LIVE NEWS NIGERIA gathered that two of the policemen killed are Corporal Mustapha Inusa and Corporal Abubakar Idris.
The assault comes days after the Nigerian Defence Headquarters disclosed that Abubakar Shekau, chief of the Boko Haram sect, may also quickly surrender.
DHQ had mentioned that the body language of Shekau after so a lot army offensive on the insurgents these days confirmed that he would quickly “throw in the towel”.
Sheriff has been accused in some quarters of being accountable for the emergence of Boko Haram in Borno State earlier than spilling to different parts of the North the place their violent marketing campaign has claimed hundreds of lives and displaced millions.