The death toll from Boko Haram attack on the convoy of Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum, has reached 30, top security source said on Saturday.
Source said that the casualties rose to 12 policemen, five soldiers, four members of the government backed militia and nine civilians.
The source was quoted by French news agency AFP to say that the number of fatalities from the attack Friday had doubled as more bodies were found.
“The tally has increased to 30 as many bodies were picked in the surrounding areas after the attack,” one of the sources said, adding that “many people were injured”.
The governor’s convoy was said to have been attacked between Monguno and Baga areas of the state.
A security source said the attack left mainly security personnel comprising eight policemen, three soldiers and four Civilian Joint Task Force operatives dead.
A source at the Borno State Government House in Maiduguri also told our correspondent that the governor had left Maiduguri for Baga to prepare for the planned return of internally displaced persons from Maiduguri to the camps in Baga.