Kaka Lawan, Borno commissioner for justice, has reacted and explained how the attack on the convoy of Babagana Zulum, the state governor by Boko Haram insurgents.
According to Lawan, the governor was first attacked with improvised explosive devices (IEDs) which was planted on his convoy’s route, and on the second occasion with a donkey laden with IEDs.
In the past few days, Zulum has faced attacks on two occasions
The first attack was on Friday, in which 30 persons lost their lives, and barely 48 hours after, they ambushed the governor’s convoy again while he was departing Baga town in Kukawa local government area.
In an interview with BBC Hausa, Lawan, who was part of the governor’s delegation during the two attacks, said the insurgents detonated three IEDs when the governor was heading to Baga from Monguno in Monguno local government area.
“We were on our way from Monguno to Baga when terrorists detonated improvised explosive devices (IEDs) at three different locations. All the bombs went off at the same time,” the commissioner was quoted as saying.
“Then they followed us with a shot. It took more than 20 minutes for the shots to be fired before the terrorists withdrew,” he said.
The Commissioner said while they were returning from Baga, the insurgents planted IEDs on a donkey on the road and loaded it with water, like a cannon.
“They (the insurgents) were hiding in the back. It was a soldier in the car who picked up the donkey with the gun. Then the bomb went off, and then these bad guys started firing with guns,” he recounted.
This latest attempt to kill Zulum is the third in two months
However, when he was first attacked in July, the governor claimed his attackers were soldiers and not Boko Haram members, but the Nigerian army denied this.