- After being attacked by Boko Haram insurgents twice within a few days, Governor Zulum has sent a key message to the federal government
- The Borno state governor urged the FG to invite the Chadian soldiers in the fight against the insurgents
- Zulum said this when he hosted a delegation of his colleague governors on Wednesday
Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno of state has pleaded with the federal government to seek the support of the Chadian army in the fight against the Boko Haram insurgency.
The Cable reported that Abdulrazaque Bello-Barkindo, spokesman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF), said Governor Zulum made the call when he hosted some governors in Maiduguri on Wednesday, September 30.
The statement read:
“Zulum pleaded with the federal government to ensure that Chadian soldiers are invited to join the Nigeria Army in the fight against insurgency if any meaningful success is to be recorded on the battleground."
The Borno state governor said no single army anywhere in the world has ever succeeded in quelling insurgency, reiterating the need to seek collaboration and support from the neighbouring country.
Legit.ng gathers that the Governor Kayode Fayemi who is also the chairman of the NGF led the delegation.
Expressing support for the Borno state governor, Fayemi said “an attack against one is an attack against all”.
The Ekiti state governor also announced a donation of N100million to the state government.
The statement added:
“Dr Fayemi admonished Prof Zulum to exercise caution in his activities in the state, even though he narrated how the Borno governor always responded by saying that his life was in the hands of Allah and that death will only come when Allah wills."
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that in less than 48 hours after an initial attack, Boko Haram insurgents ambushed Governor Zulum's convoy.
Multiple reports stated that 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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