The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has rejected claims by Governor Babagana Zulum that the recent attack on his convoy was military sabotage.
Recall that the Borno State governor had accused Nigerian soldiers of being responsible for the raid on his convoy in Baga.
Speaking at the meeting, Zulum said there is sabotage in the system that will not allow Boko Haram insurgency to end in the North East.
He said, “Let me also re-echo my previous position with respect to the level of insurgency in Borno State, I earlier said that the gravity of the insurgency cannot be compared with what has happened between 2011 to 2015, and 2015 to date. Yes, it’s true. The President has done well.
“But there’s sabotage in the system that will not allow insurgency to end; the President has to know this very important point.”
Speaking on Wednesday during an interview on Channels TV, the spokesman of the Defence Headquarters, John Enenche, said the DHQ has investigated and found to be false Zulum’s claim.
He said the DHQ decided to carry out an investigation based on the weighty allegations from the Borno governor.
“We investigated it immediately and the strategic level is cleared of that, operational level cleared of that, the tactical level is cleared of that,” Enenche said.
“We analysed the video. Even from the gunshot, the way it all played out, you will discover from the sound of the gunshot that it is not conventional weapons that we use.
“From the habit from that analysis, it was purely that of the enemy in that area – Boko Haram (BHTs). From the tactics, from the manoeuvres exhibited, it was theirs. From the search conducted, it was purely theirs,” he added.