Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State has lambasted the army over an attack on his convoy in Baga, a town in Kukawa local government.
Naija News reports that gunmen suspected to be members of the dreaded Boko Haram sect on Wednesday attacked the convoy of Babagana Zulum in Baga Town.
The governor was reportedly on his way to visit some internally displaced persons (IDP) camps in the northern part of Borno when his convoy was attacked.
The attack happened near Monguno while en route to distribute food to displaced residents. Monguno and Baga axis of Borno has been totally cut off from mobile phone services.
Nobody was injured during the attack and the governor safely returned to Maiduguri the state capital.
But in a video by Channels TV, Governor Zulum was seen confronting the Commanding Officer in Mile 4.
He expressed his disappointment at the inability of the military to rid Baga and environs of insurgents.
Zulum 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?”
Source: Naija News