The Governor of Borno State, Kashim Shettima has through his Special Adviser on Communication, Isa Gusau, issued a press statement concerning the attack on his convoy on Tuesday on his way to a political rally along the road to Gamboru, headquarters of Ngala local government area.
It was earlier reported that the governor was attacked on his way to his way to a political rally at Gamboru-Ngala in the state when his convoy was attacked by Boko Haram insurgents killing three people.
The governor, expressed his heartfelt condolence over the demise of some fellow citizens and loyal supporters following the unfortunate ambush of some vehicles in his convoy by the suspected insurgents.
The governor will today meet with some head of security men to continue talks on security and the fight against Boko Haram.
He is expected to also meet with the families of the affected victims today.
The Governor has however urged the citizens to be calm, prayerful and supportive of the Nigerian armed forces and volunteers through the sharing of useful information.
“The unfortunate incident will not make the Governor have doubt in the capacity of the gallant and patriotic personnel of the Nigerian armed forces who have dedicated their lives fighting for peace and the freedom of Borno people
“The Governor has absolute confidence in the armed forces and given his access to raw updates, he is aware of the successes being recorded by the armed forces despite Tuesday’s and previous attacks by the insurgents. For one success recorded by the insurgents, the armed forces record dozens against them”, Isa Gusau stated.