- A senior lawyer, Femi Falana, says politicians who play divisive politics have been indicted by the recent act of kindness Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno state showed to a primary school teacher of Igbo extraction
- Falana commends the Borno state governor for rewarding Obiageli Mazi, a class teacher, irrespective of her religion and ethnicity
- The lawyer says the governor did well by promoting national integration in line with the Nigerian constitution
A senior lawyer, Femi Falana, has said the recent act of kindness Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno state showed to a primary school teacher of extraction has indicted Nigerian politicians who play divisive politics.
Falana who commended Zulum for rewarding Obiageli Mazi, a class teacher in Shehu Sanda Kyarimi 2 primary school irrespective of her religion and ethnicity, said the governor did well by promoting national integration in line with the constitution.
The lawyer said the governor’s actions had indicted Nigerians who were counting the thousands of Nigerian citizens that have been killed and abducted by the satanic Boko Haram insurgents along religious divide.
In another report, Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno has named two issues that have kept Boko Haram insurgency and attacks unabated in the northeastern part of Nigeria.
Zulum argued that there is increasing trust deficit between the military and civil authorities. He also identified what he described as lack of strategic planning as some of the issues responsible for the continued battle against the insurgents.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Zulum made the statement in Abuja during a lecture on strategic leadership organised for participants of 'Course 28' of the National Defence College.
The report quoted him as saying corruption and displacements were other reasons for the lingering war against insurgency in the region.
Meanwhile, the news that the Maiduguri-Damaturu Road has been blocked by insurgents has been dismissed. In dismissing the news, the Nigerian Army labelled it “fake and mischievous”.
This was disclosed by Col Sagir Musa, the acting director, Army public relations. According to him, no such incident happened on the road on Friday, February 7, as being insinuated.
He added that the news even came as a surprise to many motorists using the road. Going further, he added that the fake news came into being when a team of journalists were in the state to know about the security situation of the area.
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