Gunmen suspected to be terrorist fighters on Friday, opened fire on the convoy of Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum. The attack,
which was said to be an ambush, resulted in the killing of 15 security personnel including soldiers and policemen attached to the
Governor’s convoy. A security source quoted by AFP on condition of anonymity said eight policemen, three soldiers, and four members
of a government-backed local militia were killed in the attack on the Governor’s convoy near the town of Baga on the shores of Lake
Chad. The Jihadist fighters opened fire with machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades as the convoy was passing through a village
close to the headquarters of the Multinational Joint Task Force. “The governor escaped unhurt but 15 security men on the convoy were
killed in a fierce battle with the terrorists” , a source said.