Gunmen suspected to be terrorist fighters on Friday, opened fire on the convoy of Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum.
The attack comes barely two months after Zulum was attacked around the same axis by the insurgents on his way from Baga.
The Jihadist fighters opened fire with machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades as the convoy was passing through a village close to the headquarters of the Multinational Joint Task Force.
The location of the incident is believed to be a a very dangerous area because it has recorded many abductions by the terrorist group in recent times.
A group of Boko Haram sect, ISWAP, the Islamic State of West Africa Province, is believed to have a stronghold in the area.
FreshReporters news gathered that the governor was not part of the convoy as he travelled by helicopter but about three soldiers, seven policemen were killed. The number of people who were injured is still unverified to us.
We further understand that the attack happened around 12pm some kilometers away from the Multinational Joint Task Force headquarters in Baga.