"Gov. Buni Wasn't In the Convoy" - Military Vows to Hunt and Destroy Terrorists that Ambush Attack on Yobe State Governor's Convoy

The Military on Sunday say, operations are ongoing to hunt and destroy the terrorist that perpetrated an attack on the convoy and escorts of the Governor of Yobe state while returning to Damaturu from Maiduguri.

Director Defence Media Operations,  Major General Edward Buba in a press statement noted that on 18th November 2023, at about 1830hrs, the Governors convoy encountered terrorists ambush attack at a location about 6 kms from Benesheikh town which is along road Maiduguri to Damaturu road. 

General Buba noted the governor was not in the convoy, however goverment officials in the convoy at the time of the incident were the Secretary to Yobe State Government, Alhaji Baba Mallam Wali, Special Adviser on Security to the Governor, Brigadier General Dahiru Abdulsalam (Retired), Special Adviser on Religious Affairs, the Military Escorts with 2 Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) Vehicles and 3 Toyota Gun Trucks, Police Escorts, Department of State Services Operatives and members of Yobe State Hunters Group.

He added that troops of 29 Task Force Brigade on patrol duty and route piquetting along road Maiduguri to Damaturu promptly moved to the scene and assisted in the extrication of the victims and recovery of the two vehicles affected in the incident. 

He also stressed that the security personnel in the convoy who were affected during the incident include one military truck driver, four police escorts and one DSS operative who all sustained gun shot wounds but were in stable conditions.

"Unfortunately, one of the injured police escorts died shortly on arrival at the specialists hospital in Damaturu. Reinforcement of troops from 2929 Task Force Brigade led by the Brigade Commmander are conducting fighting patrol in the area to locate the terrorists who carried out the dastardly act.

"The two vehicles affected in the incident include one military mrap and one civilian escort vehicle whose tyres were shot at during the incident but both vehicles have been safely recovered to the military camp at Benisheikh.

"The injured victims have also been successfully evacuated to the specialists' hospital Damaturu where they are currently receiving treatment while the corpse of the deceased police personnel has also been deposited in the mortuary of the same hospital." he stated

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