An ambush on the convoy of Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum, on Friday left about 15 persons, including eight soldiers and three policemen, dead.
The attack occurred at a point between Monguno and Baga areas of the state, also left four members of Civilian JTF dead.
Sources said the governor had left Maiduguri for Baga to prepare for the planned return of internally displaced persons from Maiduguri to the camps in Baga.
The governor was said to have left Maiduguri with a retinue of armed soldiers, police officers and Civilian-JTF personnel.
A senior police officer, who spoke on condition of anonymity, stated that he was told eight persons were killed, including security personnel and civilians.
Friday’s incident is the second attack on the governor’s convoy in recent times around Baga.