Atleast six security personnel were wounded as Boko Haram terrorists fired at security operatives returning official vehicles belonging to Yobe State Governor, Mai Mala Buni from Maiduguri to Damaturu.
Governor Buni was in Maiduguri where he joined other dignitaries to attend the 24th Combined Convocation Ceremony of the University of Maiduguri.
The Governor and his entourage who were accompanied by Borno Governor Babagana Zulum, departed to Abuja through the Air Force Base in Maiduguri.
Intelligence sources told Zagazola Makama, a Counter-Insurgency Expert and Security Analyst in the Lake Chad region that security vehicles in the convoy came under fire between Jakana to Mainok expressway.
The sources said that troops leading the convoy with MRAP, a Gun Truck and another vehicle conveying the Police and DSS were shot at.
Consequently, the troops responded with heavy fire, forcing the terrorists to retreat Unfortunately, two soldiers including a driver and four policemen were wounded.Terrorists casualties were unconfirmed.
The report adds that The security operatives returned safely to Yobe while the wounded personnel are receiving medical attention.
Editor: Ena Agbanoma