- Governor Babagana Zulum has been accused of ignoring intelligence and exposing himself to danger
- The accusation against the Borno governor was made by a former deputy director of the Department of State Service, Dennis Amakiri
- Amakiri said Governor Zulum was warned earlier against moving out before the recent attacks against his convoy
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A former deputy director of the Department of State Service, Dennis Amakiri has reacted to the recent attack on Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State.
Speaking during a special programme on Channels Television to mark Nigeria’s independence anniversary on Thursday, October 1, Amakiri said Governor Zulum was warned earlier against moving out.
“The governor of Borno state was given the intelligence that this road is not safe, he felt he could go.
“And being the chief executive, he ventured out. He was attacked twice. I hope he will not go again because at least they continue telling him, managing him to make sure that he keeps himself safe.”
Meanwhile, the Citizens Against Insurgency (CAI) on Thursday, October 1, condemned the call by Governor Zulum, who called for an invitation to Chadian troops to help fight Boko Haram terrorists.
CAI said the call by the Borno State governor on the insurgent attacks in the northeast region of Nigeria is "ill-conceived."
In a press statement released by CAI signed by its spokesperson, Adamu Bala, the group said no governor who also functions as a chief security officer of any state across the country should make such recommendation.
In a related development, the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) has warned that the situation in Borno may consume Nigeria if nothing is done to change the tide of attacks by Boko Haram insurgents in the state.
The Chairman of the NGF, Dr Kayode Fayemi, who led three other governors on a visit to their Borno counterpart, issued the warning on Wednesday, September 30 in Maiduguri, the state capital.
Governor Fayemi, however, admonished Zulum to exercise caution in his activities in the state, especially as he has been a target of attacks by the terrorists in recent times.
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