November 19, (THEWILL) – Gunmen, suspected to be bandits, on Saturday, attacked the convoy of Yobe State Governor, Mai Mala Buni, along Maiduguri-Dramaturg Road, killing two policemen and injuring two others.
An eyewitness, who spoke to newsmen on the incident, said the bandits opened fire on the convoy from both sides of the highway, targeting the pilot.
“We narrowly escaped death today. The convoy was attacked between Beneshiekh and Mainok, a distance of less than sixty kilometres to Damaturu after attending the 24th convocation of the University of Maiduguri.
“The insurgents opened fire on the convoy from both sides of the road, killing one policeman instantly, while the other died later due to too much bleeding following bullet wounds. As a matter of fact, we left Maiduguri late, around 6.00 pm”, he said.
Governor Buni was absent in the convoy when the incident happened on their way back to Damaturu the state capital. He was said to have travelled to Abuja for an official function.