The governor of Borno, Babagana Zulum, has reacted to the attack on his convoy by some unknown gunmen.
He felt displeasure towards the military officer in charge of area where the attack took place.
Governor Zulum wondered why the insurgents still have an upper hand despite claims of victory over terrorism
Onyxnews Nigeria quotes Channels TV reporting that Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno has directed his fury to the Nigerian Army (NA) over the attack on his convoy by insurgents at Baga town. Zulum, confronting the commanding officer in Mile 4, stated that despite claims of victory over Boko Haram, the terrorists still had the upper hand to unleash the attack.
The angry governor mentioned that even with the presence of 1,181 soldiers in Kukawa local government area, terrorists still thrive.
Nigerian Army boss, Tukur Buratai and Governor Babagana Zulum (Source: UGC) Source: Facebook Zulum said that since this is the case, he will ask for the redeployment of the soldiers to another place where they are needed.
He said: “You have been here for over one year now, there are 1,181 soldiers here; if you cannot take over Baga which is less than 5 km from your base, then we should forget about Baga.
“I will inform the Chief of Army Staff to redeploy the men to other places that they can be useful. You people said there’s no Boko Haram here, then who attacked us?”
Earlier, according to Legit.ng report, unknown gunmen had attacked the convoy of Zulum at Baga, a town in the northern state, on Wednesday, July 29. The Borno governor was on his way to some internally displaced persons (IDP) camps in the northern part of the state when the incident happened.
“The governor went to Kukawa, and on his way to Baga his convoy was attacked. Nobody was injured,” the source was quoted to have said. It was not clear if Boko Haram terrorists are behind the attack.
According to Legit.ng gathered that this was the second known attack on the convoy of the Borno state governor within a year.