There was mayhem and blood shed on Wednesday in Borno Nigeria , after the campaign convoy of the incumbent Governor Kashim Shettima was attacked.
Preliminary details have been provided about an ambush on the convoy of Governor Kashim Shettima who was on his way to campaign in a remote border village. The incident has however highlighted the increasingly problematic issues surrounding upcoming elections on Saturday.
At least five people, including a soldier, were killed during Tuesday’s attack on the convoy along the Maiduguri-Gambu road leading to Chad, the Premium Times reported.
Government spokesman Isa Gusau confirmed the attack but provided few other details.
Shettima, who is contesting for a senatorial seat on Saturday, is also the campaign director general of his party’s governorship candidate, Babagana Umara.
The gunmen who attacked the convoy were dressed in military uniform and were in what appeared to be two military trucks parked by the side of the road.