Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State on Saturday, visited six hunters receiving treatment in the hospital after they were attacked in the landmines carried out by Boko Haram, while on patrol along Sambisa forest.
Zulum arrived 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).
Reports say about seven of the hunters died instantly, while 16 others sustained various degrees of injuries.
The hunters were said to be on patrol after receiving an alert that the terrorists have rustled cattle from a near-by village.
According to the Commissioner of Sports and Empowerment, Hon. Sainna Buba, 11 out of the 16 injured have been discharged after receiving treatment at the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital.
Borno has for long witnessed repeated landmines explosions in recent times perpetrated by the terrorist sect.
Below are photos from the governor’s visit.