Less than 72 hours after suspected Boko Haram terrorists attacked officials of the Borno State government on their way to Baga from Monguno, the militants again ambushed the governor’s convoy while returning home between Monguno and Maiduguri on Sunday.
The latest attack came as five soldiers abducted during Friday’s attack on the Governor Zulum’s convoy have been found dead in a bush around Cross Kauwa.
According to security sources, the insurgents abducted the five soldiers in an Armored Personnel Carrier, APC, who were later slaughtered and dumped in the bush.
Their bodies, according to the sources, were recovered in a search and rescue operation, which was still ongoing at press time.
It was gathered the death toll from the attack has continued to rise as more bodies were either recovered from the bush or died at the hospitals.
There is no official confirmation of the attack as of the time of filing this report.