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Boko Haram: Gov Nyako escapes attack

YOLA – Governor Murtala Nyako of Adamawa State Friday escaped death by the whiskers when he was attacked by gunmen suspected to be members of the Boko Haram sect at Shuwa, Madagali local government area of the state.

Madagali has witnessed series of terrorists attacks recently and the governor had gone to the area to commiserate with the people when unknown gunmen fired gunshots into the air as the governor was addressing the people.

Eyewitness account said that moments after the Governor had received the microphone to address the people, two gunmen in military uniform emerged from the crowd and shot thrice into the air.

Gov. Nyako

Gov. Nyako

According to the eyewitness, before then people have started shouting ; They are coming! They are coming!! They are coming!!! referring to the Boko Haram insurgents.

In the ensuing confusion, the governor was quickly rescued and ferried away by his security aides as some vehicles in his convoy rammed into one another.