Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno has directed his fury to the Nigerian Army (NA) over the attack on his convoy by insurgents at Baga town.
Zulum, confronting the commanding officer in Mile 4, stated that despite claims of victory over Boko Haram, the terrorists still had the upper hand to unleash the attack, Channels TV reports.
The furious governor mentioned that even with the presence of 1,181 soldiers in Kukawa local government area, terrorists still thrive, Channels TV reports.
Zulum said that since this is the case, he will ask for the redeployment of the soldiers to another place where they are needed.
He 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?”
Earlier, Dailytimes reported that unknown gunmen had attacked the convoy of Zulum at Baga, a town in the northern state, on Wednesday, July 29.
The Borno governor was on his way to some internally displaced persons (IDP) camps in the northern part of the state when the incident happened.
“The governor went to Kukawa, and on his way to Baga his convoy was attacked. Nobody was injured,” the source was quoted to have said.
It was unclear if Boko Haram insurgents are behind the attack. This will be the second known attack on the convoy of the Borno state governor within a year.