Men of the Boko Haram terrorist group have opened fire on the convoy carrying the family of a two-time former governor of Borno State, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff.
According to reports, the insurgents attacked the convoy while traveling from Abuja to Maiduguri to attend the three-day prayer of Sheriff’s late father, Alhaji Galadima Modu, who died following a fire outbreak at his residence last Thursday in Maiduguri.
It was further gathered that five persons including three policemen were killed during the attack that took place on Friday.
Accordng to a source;
“Boko Haram launched an attack on the convoy carrying the family of Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, former governor of Borno State, from Abuja to Maiduguri to attend the burial of his late father.
“Three policemen, a driver and one member of his family were killed and several others were injured in the attack.
“The terrorists also went away with the riffles of the dead officers and some cars in the convoy,”