Boko Haram targets Nigerian governor convoy, killing 9

At least nine people were reportedly killed in northeastern Nigeria on Saturday when Boko Haram terrorists targeted a convoy belonging to the governor of Borno state.

According to local reports, members of the terrorist group attacked the convoy of the Babagana Zulum government on the Gajiram-Monguno road, killing seven soldiers and two civilians.

Zulum escaped unharmed, but this was the third time he has been attacked by Boko Haram terrorists in the past three months, according to a report by Anadolu Agency (AA).

Boko Haram poses a constant threat to communities in northeastern Nigeria and also launches offensives in Chad, Niger and Cameroon.

More than 3.4 million people have been displaced in northeastern Nigeria, including over 2.7 million displaced internally. There are more than 684,000 internally displaced persons in Cameroon, Chad and Niger and 294,000 refugees from the four countries, according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

According to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), more than 30,000 people have been killed in a decade by Boko Haram violence in Nigeria. The UNHCR has said that violence perpetrated by Boko Haram has affected 26 million people in the Lake Chad region.

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