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  •      National   Jihadist ambush on Nigeria state governor’s convoy kills 15: sources 25 September 2020   |   9:08 pm  Jihadist fighters linked to the Islamic State group on Friday killed 15 security personnel in an ambush on the convoy of the regional governor in restive northeast Nigeria, three security said. Sources told AFP that eight policemen, three soldiers and four members of a government-backed militia were killed in the attack on vehicles carrying Borno governor Babagana Umara Zulum near the town of Baga on the shores of Lake Chad. The insurgents opened fire with machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades as the convoy was passing through a village close to the headquarters of the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF), a military coalition of troops from Nigeria, Niger, Chad and Cameroon. “The governor escaped unhurt but 15 security men on the convoy were killed in fierce battle with the terrorists”, one source said. Zulum was on an assessment tour of Baga in preparation for the return of thousands of residents displaced from the town by the jihadists in 2014, the sources said. The governor flew on a helicopter into the garrison town of Monguno, 60 kilometres (40 miles) away, and headed to Baga in a convoy under tight security, one of the sources said. All three sources were talking on condition of anonyonimity. The IS-affiliated Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) group maintains most of its camps on islands in Lake Chad and the region is known as a bastion for the jihadists. The militant group has recently intensified attacks on military and civilian targets in the region. In July Zulum’s convoy came under gun attack from ISWAP outside Baga, forcing him to cancel his trip to the town. Last week the group killed a Nigerian army commander along with three soldiers in an ambush near the town of Damboa. Civilians plying highway linking Monguno and the regional capital Maiduguri said the jihadists set up daily checkpoints, robbing, killing and abducting passengers. The decade-long insurgency in northeast Nigeria has killed 36,000 people and forced over 2 million from their homes. Most of the displaced have been housed into squalid camps where they depend on food handouts from international charities. Local authorities have been encouraging the displaced to go back to the homes despite concern from aid agencies of the security risks to which the returnees would be exposed. Last week Zulum said feeding the displaced was not financially sustainable, insisting the only option was for them to return and rebuild their homes and live a “dignified” life. ISWAP splintered from the main Boko Haram group in 2016 and has gone on to be the dominant insurgent force in the region. In this article: Babagana Umara ZulumISWAP Receive News Alerts on Whatsapp: +2348136370421 No comments yet Moving to Canada is The best choice for you and your family!Canada Immigration Express| Sponsored USA Jobs That Pay Nigeria To Work From Home?Work from Home l Search Ads| Sponsored Transform Your Body. You Can Get Into a Perfect Shape in No Time.Fitness Factory| Sponsored Register Today, Win A Share Of NGN1,000,000,000 As A Free Bet! Win Big NowMSports| Sponsored Cheap SUVs in Nigeria Might Surprise YouSUV Prices | Search Ad| Sponsored Lioness Sees Caregiver After 7 Years - Then The Unbelievable Happens...Facts 2 Go| Sponsored Move to Canada as a skilled worker. Apply now!Canadian Visa Expert| Sponsored Dad Hides Recording Device In His daughters Hair When He Suspsects The Teacher...Gloriousa| Sponsored Kim showed off executed uncle's headless body: Trump | The Guardian Nigeria News - Nigeria and World NewsKim showed off executed uncle’s headless body: TrumpThe headless body of Kim Jong Un's executed uncle was displayed to senior North Korean officials, US President Donald Trump told the author of an upcoming book on the US president.The Guardian RELATED  Buhari renews appointments of CEOs of PTDF, PEF, NCDMB 1 day ago  Lagos launches maiden SDG week 1 day ago  Era of picking up househelps from Ebonyi over, says Umahi 1 day ago Home About Us Flights Advertise With Us Terms   © 2020 Guardian Newspapers. All Rights Reserved.   Kim showed off executed uncle's headless body: Trump | The Guardian Nigeria News - Nigeria and World NewsKim showed off executed uncle’s headless body: Trump ‘The last godfather-general has been defeated, Edo is free’‘The last godfather-general has been defeated, Edo is free’ PDP disowns Jimoh Ibrahim, labels him ‘a political merchant’
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  • ugwujulia on 17 Dec '20 - 04:29pm
    Thanks for ur information
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  • thompsonm4 on 26 Sep '20 - 07:36am
    nice information
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  • alkali103 on 26 Sep '20 - 07:36am
    when will this incessant killing comes to an end
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  • cenzo on 26 Sep '20 - 07:50am
    thanks for the news update
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  • lineyard on 26 Sep '20 - 08:06am
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  • olaifa2 on 26 Sep '20 - 08:30am
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  • kashlee on 26 Sep '20 - 08:47am
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  • cent on 26 Sep '20 - 09:44am
    this boko Haram of 18 is 2210 this country that's why I don't have little sympathy for the
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  • dboyisgud on 26 Sep '20 - 02:48pm
    God we saves u boss man hausa this like guy people
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  • helendiana on 21 Dec '20 - 10:17pm
    Thanks for the update
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