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The committee, comprising Commissioners of Justice, Reconstruction, Rehabilitation and Resettlement (RRR) and Local Governments and Emirates Affairs, Kaka Shehu Lawan, Mustapha Gubio, and Mai Mele Segum were returning to Maiduguri, after distributing relief materials to displaced persons at Baga.
Confirming the incident yesterday, in Maiduguri, the Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice, Lawan, disclosed: “We were ambushed along the Maiduguri/Gajiram road at Jigalta village of Guzamala council of state.” Governor Babagana Zulum had directed the committee members to proceed to Baga to distribute relief materials to IDP returnees.”
Zulum’s convoy was attacked severally by Boko Haram members along the same route and the Baga/Monguno road last year and January this year.
He said the Governor disbursed N325m and food items to 600,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Monguno last Tuesday, before proceeding to Abuja for the inauguration of Nigerien President-elect, Mohammed Bazoum at Niamey.
On the casualties of the Boko Haram ambush, he said: “Besides three soldiers that sustained injuries, none of the troops and government officials, including my humble self, were injured or killed.”
He said several terrorists were, however, neutralised with support of the Anti-Robbery Squad and Civilian JTF in the convoy.
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