Boko Haram attacks former governor, kills five

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The convoy of Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, former governor of Borno State, has been attacked by Boko Haram terrorist.

The convoy which was carrying the family of the former governor was attacked while traveling from Abuja to Maiduguri to attend a three-day prayer in honor of Sheriff’s late father. He died due to a fire outbreak at his residence in Maiduguri on Thursday.

It was gathered that five people lost their lives during the attack, and it includes three police officers.

A security source said “Boko Haram attacked the convoy on their way from Abuja to Maiduguri to bury his late father.

“Three policemen, a member of the family and a driver, were shot dead by the terrorist, and several others were injured.

The terrorist also took some cars from the convoy and even took the riffles of the dead policemen.”

Two of the reporters who died are identified as Corporal Abubakar Idris and Corporal Mustapha Inusa, as reported by SaharaReporters.

Senator Sheriff has been accused by some quarters of being behind the emergence of Boko Haram in Borno State before it spread to other parts of the North.

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