At at about 12:30 noon, Boko Haram attacked a convoy, thinking Zulum, the Borno governor would be there.
Yes, he was to be there, but.. Governor Zulum and his entourage spent a night in Monguno last Tuesday, distributing relief items.
However, the governor joined up with his colleagues in Abuja for the inauguration of the newly-elected President of the Niger Republic.
He directed the Committee to proceed to troubled Baga for the same exercise, which went on successfully on Thursday, until the return trip on Friday when the entourage was attacked.
The terrorists ambushed a convoy of Borno State Resettlement and Relief Committee officials.
The Relief Committee, made up of mostly commissioners and other top government officials, were coming from Baga town after routine distribution of relief items to Internally-Displaced Persons, IDPs, when they were ambushed along Maiduguri-Gajiram-Monguno Road at Jigalta village of Guzamala Local Government Area.
Aside three soldiers that sustained injuries, none of the troops and the officials, including the Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Kaka Shehu Lawan, came to any harm, as all of them returned to Maiduguri safe.
However, scores of the terrorists were killed by the troops with support from men of the Anti-Robbery Squad and Civilian JTF.