According to the information gathered, the chairman and his convoy ran
into an ambush by the sect members at a blown-up bridge on the Bama-Gwoza road at about 4.35pm on Monday.
According to Mallam Baba, a driver attached to Borno State Government
House, Maiduguri, the convoy was surrounded by several gunmen on
reaching the bridge.
The witness narrated that the unknown attackers were shooting
sporadically from all directions.
Baba said he had to crawl for about 300 metres to escape from the
As for the casualties, the driver confirmed that 20 hours after the
attack 3 policemen were missing so as 2 other drivers of the convoy.