Suspected Boko Haram terrorists on Wednesday ambushed the convoy of the Chairman of Nganzai local government area of Borno State, Hon Asheikh Mamman Gadai, killing a police officer.
Daily Trust reports that the incident occurred along Gajiram and Gajiganna when Asheikh and his team were on an official journey.
In a statement Mohammed Bashir Bukar, Special Assistant on Media to Gadai, confirmed the attack.
The statement stated that while the Chairman is safe, sound and healthy, a policeman attached to his convoy was killed in the attack.
Bukar urges the general public to disregard the news that Hon. Asheikh was abducted by the insurgents.
The statement, however, didn’t provide details of the attack. All efforts to reach Bukar proved abortive at the time of filling this report.