Boko Haram Attack: Zulum visits injured Vigilante hunters in hospital

By Sadiq Abubakar Maiduguri
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Borno State Governor, Babagana Umara Zulum on Saturday visited 6 Vigilante hunters injured as result of planted landmines attack by Boko Haram while on patrol in Sambisa forest that are presently receiving treatment at the hospital in Maiduguri.

Similarly, during the IEDs attack, about 7 Vigilante hunters died instantly, while 16 others sustained various degrees of injuries.

Our correspondent reports that the hunters were on patrol after receiving an alert that Boko Haram insurgents rustled cattle from a near by village.

The Commissioner of Sports and Youths Development , Hon. Sainna Buba confirmed the attack saying, "11 out of the 16 injured have been discharged after receiving treatment at the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital. (UMTH).

Governor Zulum arrived Maiduguri from Abuja on Saturday after attending a closed door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama and Director General of NEMA, Air Vice Marshall Muhammadu Muhammad (Rtd).