Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has reacted to the recent attack on Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State by Boko Haram terrorists.
The attack, which was said to be an ambush, resulted in the killing of 15 security personnel including soldiers and policemen attached to the Governor’s convoy.
A security source quoted by AFP on condition of anonymity said eight policemen, three soldiers, and four members of a government-backed local militia were killed in the attack on the Governor’s convoy near the town of Baga on the shores of Lake Chad.
The Jihadist fighters opened fire with machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades as the convoy was passing through a village close to the headquarters of the Multinational Joint Task Force.
Reacting in a statement on Saturday by his Chief Press Secretary, CPS, Terver Akase, Ortom described the attack as shocking and sad.
He urged Zulum not to be deterred by the latest Boko Haram attack.
Ortom said, “the attack on the convoy of Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum, in which some persons were killed is shocking and quite sad.
“I deeply sympathize with Governor Zulum and families of those who lost their lives in the unfortunate ambush.
“I am optimistic that he will not be discouraged by the attack as he continues to support security agencies to restore peace to all parts of his state.
“May God grant the souls of the gallant security men on his convoy eternal rest.”
Source: Naija News