Buhari reacts over attack on Zulum's convoy, reveals what security agencies must do
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Following the attack on the convoy of Governor Babagan Zulum of Borno state, President Muhammadu Buhari has reacted and issued a stern warning to the insurgents.
Legit.ng reports that the president on Saturday, September 26, condemned the attack which led to the death of security men and some operatives of a civilian joint task force.
The president in a statement signed by his special assistant on media and publicity, Garba Shehu, described the attack, which occurred on the Maiduguri-Baga route, as an orchestrated sabotage against the long-planned return of displaced persons to their local communities.
The statement read:
“President Buhari notes, with deep sympathy, the loss of lives of security men on the convoy, ahead of the return of Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, commiserating with their families and loved ones.
“The president advises the government of Borno state, working with security and intelligence agencies, to remain firm in their determination to restore normalcy to all communities liberated from Boko Haram terrorists.
President Buhari also urged security and intelligence agencies to intensify efforts to secure routes within the state.
Garba Shehu added:
“The president commends the gallantry of service personnel who repelled the deadly ambush, as well the sincere determination of Governor Zulum, who has been working with armed forces to end the menace of terrorists, rebuild homes and return IDPs to regular life.
“He prayed that God will grant the souls of the departed security men and operatives of Civilian-JTF eternal rest, and comfort their families.”
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that Governor Zulum was attacked again by terrorists near the town of Baga in Borno.
It was reported that Zulum escaped death after his convoy was ambushed on Friday, September 25, by Jihadist insurgents loyal to the IS-affiliated Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) group.
The militants opened fire at the convoy closed to the headquarters of the Multinational Joint Task Force consisting of troops from Nigeria, Niger, Chad and Cameroon.
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