Graphic: Photos of Borno governor's convoy killed in Boko Haram's attack

Governor of Borno State, Babagana Zulum confirmed the attack on a convoy of government officials by suspected Boko Haram which led to the death of many security personnel.

 At least 15 security personnel, comprising soldiers, police officers and operatives of the Civilian-JTF were killed in an ambush while on escort duty to officials of the state government as they headed towards Baga town.

Governor Zulum was billed to officially return the people of Baga to their communities nearly three years after Boko Haram sacked them.

The governor’s spokesman, Isa Gusau, in a statement issued on Saturday explained what happened.

He said three separate convoys, one of the governor, the second, that of a government committee, and the third, a security escort team, were arranged for the trip.

Mr Gusau explained the security team was attacked long after the others had arrived Baga.

Mr Gusau said his boss was saddened by the loss of lives.

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