A policeman, Corporal Maina Mohammed, has been confirmed dead following an attack on Governor Mai Mala Buni’s convoy by suspected Boko Haram insurgents along Maiduguri-Damaturu highway on Saturday.

Director-General, Press and Media Affairs to the Governor, Mamman Mohammed, gave the confirmation in a statement signed and issued to newsmen in Damaturu on Sunday.

Gov Buni, while commiserating with the Nigeria Police Force and family of the deceased policeman, described the death of Corporal Mohammed attached to the ‘Operation Haba Maza’ security outfit as tragic, sad and unfortunate.

The governor prayed for the repose of the soul of the gallant policeman and for the quick recovery of those who sustained injuries.

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The late policeman was on the security escort of the governor to Maiduguri on Saturday to attend the convocation ceremony of the University of Maiduguri.

The convoy, while on its way back to Damaturu, ran into an ambush mounted by the suspected terrorists near Benishiek in Borno State.

Governor Buni directed the management of the Specialist Hospital Damaturu to provide full medical services to the injured security personnel.

He also directed the secretary to the state government to forward to his office a support measure for the family of the deceased policeman.