Boko Haram terrorists have ambushed the convoy of Yobe Gov. Mai Mala Buni, injuring six security men attached to him.
They launched the attack when the governor was returning from Borno State.
The terrorists fired at the security operatives on Saturday along the Jakana-Mainok Expressway.
Earlier on Saturday, Buni was in Maiduguri, capital of Borno, where he joined other dignitaries to attend the 24th combined convocation of the University of Maiduguri.
The governor reportedly left for Abuja after the event through the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) base in Maiduguri while the convoy returned to Damaturu, Yobe state capital, and was ambushed by the Boko Haram fighters.
The governor’s security details with MRAP, a gun truck and another vehicle conveying the police operatives and those of the Department of State Services (DSS) was shot at by the insurgents, according to sources.
The sources said the security details responded with “heavy fire”, forcing the terrorists to retreat.
“However, two soldiers, a driver and four policemen were wounded. Terrorists casualties were unconfirmed.”
Meanwhile, the injured security personnel have been taken to the hospital for treatment.