Attack on Zulum: Nigerian governors raise concern as insecurity worsens

Attack on Zulum: Nigerian governors raise concern as insecurity worsens

- NGF has reacted to the suspected Boko Haram attack on Governor Babangana Zulum

- In a statement directed to their chairman Governor Kayode Fayemi, the governors lamented that Nigeria's security structure has become vulnerable

- The governors also expressed commitment to put efforts together towards ending the Boko Haram and bandit menace

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With the security crisis of the country taking a worse dive, governors under the auspice of the Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF) have expressed concern.

The governors, whose reaction came on the heels of an attack on the convoy of Governor Babangana Zulum of Borno state by suspected Boko Haram members in Baga, called for all hands to be on deck to tackle the insecurity problem in Nigeria.

Legit.ng recalls that the security situation in the country peaked to its height as unknown gunmen attacked the convoy of Governor Zulum on Wednesday, July 29.

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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.

Expressing sadness and disappointment, the governors, in a position contained through a letter to the NGF chairman, Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti state, said the attack on Zulum "epitomizes our collective vulnerability."

Attack on Zulum: Nigerian governors raise concern as insecurity worsens

NGF has reacted to the suspected Boko Haram attack on Governor Babangana Zulum. Credit: The Nation.
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The governors said they are appalled by the ceaseless Boko Haram and bandits attacks on the country and called for a bold and effective strategy by the federal government.

“This is one unwarranted attack too many. It epitomizes our collective vulnerability and the fragility of the country’s security architecture.

“Although you emerged from this incident unscathed, we note with regret the injuries sustained by two members of the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF)and a police officer attached to your convoy and do accordingly pray for their quick recovery.

“Mr Governor, Forum members are resolutely behind you in your effort to rid Borno State of these dastardly and wicked agents of evil," part of the letter read.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Governor Zulum has claimed that there are saboteurs working against the efforts at ending the war against Boko Haram in Nigeria.

Zulum made the allegation in Borno on Sunday, August 2, when he met colleagues Atiku Bagudu and Badaru Abubakar, the governors of Kebbi and Jigawa states.

The governor said he believes there are forces working to prevent the government from ending insurgency in the northeast.

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