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Borno Gov. Zulum fingers army in Boko Haram attack on convoy

Valentine Chinyem



Following attack by Boko Haram on the convoy of the Borno state Governor, Prof. Babagana Zulum on Wednesday st Baga town, the governor has fingered the military, accusing them of sabotage.

The governor, while speaking to journalists, said there is no justifiable reason why the troops can take over Baga completely, owing to the fact that they have been there for over two years.

Prof. Zulum was said to have visited Monguno and Baga to distribute food items to the internally displaced persons (IDP) there, only for his convoy to come under attack by boko haram sect. It took effort for security operatives to whisk the governor away into the Federal Anti Robbery Squad ( FSARS) armoured carrier vehicles and sneak out of the town.

Speaking on the Baga attack on his convoy while in Monguno after the attack, Governor Zulum said ” as far as I am concern, what happened in Baga is complete sabotage by the military. There is no Boko Haram in Baga.

“I wondered, we have over 1181 soldiers in Baga, 72 officers, 107 soldiers, 400 soldiers in mile 4 and 1900 soldiers in Monguno, I see no reason why only 5 Boko Haram will stop them from occupying Baga town.”, Governor zulum added.

Governor Zulum said ” the troops have been in mile 4 for over one year, there is complete sabotage, the problem is not with President Buhari or General Buratai, but the command and control structure is nothing to write home about. There is a need to look into the command structure.

” We have over 80,000 IDPs in Monguno, they cannot continue to depend on International Non Governmental Organizations (INGO) and others for food, we have to create opportunity for them to go back to their communities and continue with their business and farming activities, after Sallah, we are going to allow people to go back to kukawa and we will give time to the military, if they will not clear Baga, we will mobilize our hunters, CJTF, and Vigilantes to recapture Baga, we cannot continue like this, people have to take their destiny in their hands.”, he added.