- Governor of Borno state, Babagana Zulum, says the lack of military presence in Auno town allowed insurgents to carry out a recent attack which led to the killing of about 30 people
- Zulum insisted that since he became governor, he had pleaded with the military to provide security in Auno town to no avail
- The governor notes that since the military withdrew from the Auno, insurgents have attacked the town about six times
The Borno state governor, Babagana Zulum, has blamed the military for the recent Boko Haram attack in Auno town of Borno state which led to the killing of about 30 persons.
Zulum on Monday, February 10, stated that since he became governor, he had pleaded with the military to provide security for Auno town to no avail, Premium Times reports.
He said after the military withdrew from the Auno, insurgents attacked the town for about six times now.
The governor made the statement during his visit to the scene of the attack. He faulted the argument of a military commander who claimed troops were on ground during the attack.
“Please we are not here to fight or argue; the fact is that nobody was here,” the governor insisted.
Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with the family of victims of the terrorist attack in Maiduguri, Borno state on Sunday, February 9.
The president assured them that his administration will continually frustrate the operations of terrorist group, Boko Haram, and bring it to an end.
The terrorists killed nine people and kidnapped some travellers along the Maiduguri-Damaturu highway around Auno town, in Konduga local government area of the state late at night.
They destroyed and burnt 17 vehicles and goods worth millions of naira during the attack after motorists were stranded due to closure of entrance into Maiduguri town at 6 pm.
President Buhari in a statement on Monday, February 10 sent to journalists by his media aide, Garba Shehu, said the terrorists' days are numbered, adding that they will be completely crushed in no time.
Still on security, a former lawmaker who represented Kaduna Central at the Senate during the eight National Assembly, Shehu Sani, has reacted to attacks on northern elders by some Nigerians.
Legit.ng reports that he described the attacks on the northern elders as an allergy to the truth, adding that those attacking them couldn't save them from the menace of kidnapping and killings.
In a tweet posted on his Twitter page on Monday, February 10, Sani said that if Professor Ango Abdullahi is a general without a troop, the ones with troops were unable to save them from the menace of kidnappings.
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