- PDP has condemned the attack on Governor Zulum of Borno
- About 15 security personnel were killed in the attack
- President Buhari had described the incident as a ploy to sabotage the fight against the insurgents
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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has sent a crucial message to the federal government and the security operatives, following the attack on the convoy of the Borno state governor, Babagana Zulum by the suspected Boko Haram insurgents.
Premium Times reports that the attack Governor Zulum claimed the lives of at least 15 security operatives attached to him.
Legit.ng gathered that the party's spokesperson, Kola Ologbondiyan, in a statement issued on Sunday, September 27, said the repeated attack on the governor and the rising wave of terrorist attacks reinforce the necessity of rejigging the nation’s security apparatchik.
The party said the incident corroborated Zulum’s insistence that the security architecture in the northeast axis was being compromised.
Zulum’s convoy was attacked by suspected Boko Haram insurgents in an ambush in the Monguno-Maiduguri axis.
The attacks came barely 48 hours after the group ambushed the governor’s convoy along Cross Kauwa-Baga road in the state.
President Muhammadu Buhari had on Saturday, September 26, condemned the attack on Zulum’s convoy, describing it as an orchestrated sabotage against the long-planned return of displaced persons to their local communities.
PDP's statement read:
“Our party is alarmed by the frightening situation where insurgents now have the temerity of repeated attacks on the armed convoy of a state governor, which highlights the nightmare being witnessed by ordinary compatriots, as soft targets, in various troubled areas across our dear nation.
“The PDP restates our call to President Muhammadu Buhari to heed the call by well-meaning Nigerians, including the two chambers of the National Assembly, to immediately rejig the nation’s security apparatchik by replacing his service chiefs with fresh hands to effectively confront the security challenges facing our nation.
The PDP also saluted the troops fighting in the fronts and urged Nigerians to remain prayerful and alert in this trying time.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that in less than 48 hours after an initial attack, Boko Haram insurgents again reportedly ambushed Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno state.
It was reported that multiple reports say the attack happened on Sunday, September 27, along the Monguno-Maiduguri axis of the state.
The attack occurred while the convoy of the governor was reportedly returning from Monguno, about 80km drive from Maiduguri, the capital of the state.
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