Gov. Zulum, worried over attacks
It’s now uncertain if the Boko Haram insurgents operating in the North East region have “technically been defeated,’ as consistently claimed by the Federal Government as Governor Babagana Umara Zulum of Borno, has decried recent attacks by the insurgents on his state.
Zulum said he was in pain following the attacks by the sect members on some towns and villages in Askira-Uba local government area of the state within three weeks.
A statement by the governor’s spokesperson, Malam Isa Gusau, said Zulum lamented that even though the Boko Haram has been confined to a particular area around Lake Chad, its members still found their ways to other parts of Borno for attacks.
Zulum said even though Boko Haram has been confined, its members still attack parts of the state.
The most recent attacks happened in Chul village, Rumirgo, Lassa, Mussa, Kufa and Gwandam in Askira-Uba.
“Governor Babagana Umara Zulum is worried about the recent attacks by Boko Haram in Chul, Rumirgo, Lassa, Mussa, Kufa and Gwandam towns and villages in Askira-Uba local government area of Borno state,” the statement said.
The statement added that Zulum was in pains with the victims of the attacks. It expressed the assurances of the governor and his administration that efforts would continue in trying to address the security problem.
“The governor intends to visit Askira-Uba when he goes to the southern part of the state in the coming days.
“The governor assures the affected people of government’s support and more importantly, his commitment to sustaining support for the military and other security agencies,” the statement added.