November 20, (THEWILL) – The Defence Headquarters said troops of 29 Task Force Brigade, foiled the attack on the convoy of Yobe Governor along Maiduguri-Damaturu road on Saturday.
A statement by the Director, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. Edward Buba, on Monday, in Abuja, said the troops also recovered the two vehicles affected in the incident.
THEWILL had reported that the governor’s convoy was ambushed by bandits while returning to Damaturu from Maiduguri, about 6 kilometers from Benesheikh town on Saturday.
Buba said one military truck driver, four police escorts and one DSS operative, wounded in the attack, were in stable condition.
According to him, one of the injured police escorts died shortly on arrival at the Specialists Hospital, Damaturu.
“Reinforcement of troops from 29 Task Force Brigade, led by the Brigade Commander 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, have been safely recovered to the military camp at Benisheikh. Operations are ongoing to hunt and destroy the terrorists that perpetrated the attack”, he said.