Gov. Zulum fingers military in convoy attack


Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State has laid the attack of his convoy by suspected Boko Haram members at the door of saboteurs in the military.

Zulum on Tuesday escaped death in terrorists’ ambush on his way back to Maiduguri from Baga where he had gone to distribute food items to internally displaced persons (IDPs).

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The governor on Thursday in an interview with newsmen said subversive soldiers had hands in his attack.

He said, “As far as I am concerned, what happened in Baga is a complete sabotage by the military. There is no Boko Haram in Baga.

“I wonder, we have over 1181 soldiers in Baga, 72 officers; 400 soldiers in Mile 4 and 1900 soldiers in Monguno. I see no reason why only five Boko Haram men will stop them from occupying Baga town.

“The troops have been in Mile 4 for over one year, there is complete sabotage, the problem is not with President Muhammadu Buhari but the command and control structure. There is a need to look into the command structure.”

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