Thirty killed as ISWAP ambushes Borno officials
By our reporter
Gunmen suspected to be a faction of the Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP), on Friday, ambushed and killed about 30 people, including 17 security personnel on the convoy of the Borno State government officials along Monguno/Baga axis in Borno State, sources said.
Daily Trust Saturday learnt that the incident occurred at about 11:30 am in Kukawa Local Government Area of Borno State.
The attacked officials, according to sources, were heading to Baga town ahead of government’s planned return of internally displaced persons from Maiduguri.
A security source said the details from the ambush were alarming.
“A total of 12 policemen have been confirmed dead, five soldiers equally lost their lives, 13 civilians including four members of the civilian JTF were killed and the terrorists seized one APC police armoured car, one gun truck belonging to the military and six utility vehicles belonging to the state government,” a security source said
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