Governor Zulum Slams Army Over Convoy Attack
Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State has confronted the Nigerian Army over an attack on his convoy in Baga, a town in Kukawa Local Government Area of the state.
In continuation of the food distribution programme which he started earlier in July, the governor had departed Maiduguri, the state capital on Monday afternoon for the northern part of the state.
On Wednesday (Yesterday), he was scheduled to visit Baga, a fishing town on the shores of the Lake Chad region which has been under the control of insurgents for many years until the military declare its liberation, insisting no Nigerian territory is under the control of Boko Haram.
But, few kilometers to Baga, gunmen opened fire on the Governor and his entourage.
The Governor was forced to retreat as security operatives on escort duties repelled the attackers.
A furious Zulum, confronted the Commanding Officer in Mile 4, mincing no words in expressing his disappointment at the inability of the military to rid Baga and environs of insurgents.
Zulum said, “You have been year for over a year now, there are 1,181 soldiers here, if you cannot take over Baga which is less than 5km from your base, then we should forget about Baga. I will inform the Chief of Army Staff to redeploy the men to the other places that they can be useful. “