Monday, May 23, 2022

Two policemen killed, as gunmen ambush APC aspirant for Borno South


     On Sunday, Alhaji Idris Durkwa, a frontline aspirant for the Southern Borno senatorial district on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, narrowly escaped death when unknown gunmen ambushed his convoy with his teaming supporters and opened fire along the Maiduguri-Damaturu road, killing two policemen and injuring several others. 

According to sources, the gunmen suspected the senatorial aspirant was in the convoy traveling from Damaturu to Maiduguri in the morning. 

Unfortunately, he was said to be in Maiduguri at the time of the incident to meet with his supporters. 

It was also learned that the vehicle in which he (Durkwa) usually travels had been shattered by more than 12 bullets. 

     Reliable sources indicated that that, this attack is lending credence to the belief that some desperate individuals feel threatened by his aspiration to the senate seat.

When contacted on phone, a close associate to Dukrwa who did not want his name mentioned in the print confirmed the incident.

“Yesterday (Sunday) at about 10a.m., a convoy of Durkwa conveying his supporters was attacked between Jakana and Mainok villages along Maiduguri-Damaturu Highway.

“Two policemen attached to the convoy were killed while several others sustained various degrees of injuries who are currently receiving treatment in Maiduguri.

“I am saddened that the attack should happened to his convoy, knowing fully well that the road has been relatively safe for a long time.

“And I wonder why it should happened now, when even the military has declared publicly that the road is safe.

“I therefore condole the families of the deceased policemen, and wish those injured speedy recovery.”

Meanwhile, tension has been heightened among the political camps of the various contestants, as everybody is revisiting plans of their movement.   


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