Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State has revealed that the establishment of “super camps” by the military was responsible for Boko Haram attacks on Gubio and Magumeri LGA.
He made this known while speaking to State House correspondents shortly before he accompanied President Muhammadu Buhari to Japan.
Naija News reports that Boko Haram insurgents had sacked residents of the town, setting their houses and government secretariat on fire.
Zulum stated that the absence of the military can create a serious vacuum and that has informed the recent attacks.
“Well, the most important thing is that there is an ongoing military strategy, according to the military authorities, what they called ‘Establishment of super camps’. That entails that all other smaller units in various villages and towns, shall be collapsed to form part of the super camps in some critical major local government areas,” Governor Zulum said.
“In our thinking as laymen not as military personnel, we thought this decision is not wise. We must ensure there is military presence in all the locations. We are very much aware of their numerical strength but nonetheless, their absence can create a serious vacuum and that has informed the recent attacks.
“However, I heard that the military is now trying to re-establish the military formations in those areas and that they should not form part of the super camps.”