Convoy attack: Borno Gov accuses military of sabotage
Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State has accused the military in Baga town where his convoy was reportedly attacked of sabotage.
Zulum told newsmen that the attack on his convoy by a group of yet-to-identified gunmen was a direct sabotage in the ongoing fight against insurgency in the Northeast zone.
He said there was no reason why the military should still occupy Baga town which he claimed had no Boko Haram insurgents.
According to the governor, it was totally unacceptable and a huge shame for troops to continue to stay in Baga for about two years.
The governor who was in the volatile town of Baga on an assessment visit to the town to see how people of the town will return back to their town had to whisk away into the Federal Anti Robbery Squad ( FSARS) armoured carrier vehicles and sneak out of the town.
Speaking on the Baga attack on his convoy while in Monguno after the attack, Governor Zulum said “as far as I am concern, what happened in Baga is complete sabotage by the military. There is no Boko Haram in Baga.
“I wondered, we have over 1181 soldiers in Baga, 72 officers, 107 soldiers, 400 soldiers in mile 4 and 1900 soldiers in Monguno, I see no reason why only 5 Boko Haram will stop them from occupying Baga town.”, Governor zulum added.
“The troops have been in mile 4 for over one year, there is complete sabotage, the problem is not with President Buhari or General Buratai, but the command and control structure is nothing to write home about. There is a need to look into the command structure.
“We have over 80,000 IDPs in Monguno, they cannot continue to depend on International Non Governmental Organizations (INGO) and others for food, we have to create opportunity for them to go back to their communities and continue with their business and farming activities, after Sallah, we are going to allow people to go back to kukawa and we will give time to the military, if they will not clear Baga, we will mobilize our hunters, CJTF, and Vigilantes to recapture Baga, we cannot continue like this, people have to take their destiny in their hands.”, he added.