By G9ija

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has condemned the attack on the convoy of Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum, in which about 15 persons were feared dead and others injured.

This was contained in a statement to reporters on Saturday by his Chief Press Secretary, Terver Akase.

Fresh report suggests that over 30 persons have died from the attack.

Twelve policemen, 13 civilians and 5 soldiers were confirmed dead from the attack.

The incident occurred around 2pm, while the convoy was heading to Baga town ahead of government’s plan to return internally displaced persons (IDPs) from Maiduguri to Baga.

The terrorists also seized and carted away one police armoured car, one gun truck belonging to the military and six government vehicles.

Governor Ortom sympathized with his Borno State counterpart and described the attack as shocking and unfortunate.

He expressed optimism that Governor Zulum will not be deterred by the reprehensible ambush as he continues to work with security agencies to restore peace to all parts of his state.

Governor Ortom condoled with families of those who lost their lives in the attack and prayed God to grant their souls eternal rest.