Shettima🗣: Attack on My Convoy, a Plan to Attract🤔 Media Attention

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Borno State Governor, Alhaji Kashim Shettima, has claimed that the attack on his convoy by Boko Haram was planned by the terrorist group to attract local and international media attention and sustain its propaganda strategy.

The governor, in a statement signed on Thursday by his spokesman, Mallam Isa Gusau, said he mourned “with the deepest thoughts and heartfelt condolences, the demise of some fellow citizens, brothers, associates and loyal supporters following an unfortunate ambush of some vehicles in his convoy by suspected insurgents on Tuesday evening along the road to Gamboru, the headquarters of Ngala Local Government Area.”

The statement reads, “While the governor is expecting full security briefing to get accurate information on the incident, preliminary report on Wednesday confirmed the killing of three persons during the attack, which principally aimed to attract local and global media attention in order to sustain propaganda strategy and to instil fear in citizens and gallant troops.

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