Borno State Commissioner for Justice, Kaka Lawan, has narrated how Boko Haram terrorists attacked the convoy of the state governor, Babagana Zulum.
In an interview with BBC Hausa Service, Lawan said the governor was first attacked with improvised explosive devices (IEDs) planted on his convoy’s route, and on the second occasion with a donkey laden with IEDs.
Zulum was recently attacked by Boko Haram insurgents on two occasions.
The insurgents first attacked the governor’s convoy and other vehicles conveying government officials to Baga town last Friday, killing about 30 persons.
Barely 48 hours after, they ambushed the governor’s convoy again while he was departing Baga town in Kukawa local government area of the state.
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.
“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.
While returning from Baga, the commissioner said 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,” Lawan recounted.
The latest attacks on Zulum, who has been very vocal about the decade-long insurgency in the state since he came to power, was the third time in two months the terrorists have attacked him.