Gov Zulum blasts the army after Boko Haram attack on his convoy
The Babagana Zulum, the Governor of Borno State, has angrily criticized the Nigerian army after his convoy was attacked in Baga on Wednesday night.
About fifteen persons were killed after the Boko Haram terrorists attacked the convoy of the governor and his entourage who were at Baga town, one of the areas difficult to reach for humanitarian activities, when his convoy was ambushed by the terrorist group.
But despite the fact that the attack was repelled by security operatives in the governor’s convoy, there were still some casualties on the side of his entourage.
Following the incident, Zulum decided to confront the Commanding Officer in Mile 4, expressing his disappointment at the inability of the military to rid Baga and environs of insurgents.
According to Zulum, “The army has 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,”.
Finally he questioned the authenticity of the army’s position that Boko Haram insurgents have been neutralised in the state, saying, “You said there is no Boko Haram here, then who attacked us,”.