- Governor Zulum has told the Nigerian Army to show more commitment to the counter-insurgency operation
- The Borno governor also told the army to stop dabbling into election issue amid mounting security threat
- Zulum made this call days after his convoy was attacked by Boko Haram insurgents in Borno state
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Babangana Zulum, governor of Borno state, has told the Nigerian army to face the counter-insurgency operation in the northeast rather than taking pride in its effort during the recently held Edo election.
Zulum made this call to the military on Tuesday, October 6, during the opening ceremony of the combined Chief of Army Staff Quarterly Conference in Maiduguri, capital of Borno.
The governor said he was a bit scared when the chief of army staff, Major-General Tukur Buratai, was boasting about the impact of the army in the Edo election.
He noted that the security threats in the northeast are demanding full military operation, urging the men of the force to position themselves at the forefront of counter-insurgency.
The governor said:
"When the Chief of Army talked about the success story of Edo election and forthcoming Ondo poll, I was a bit scared because I want the attention of the Nigeria Military to be in the forefront fighting the insurgency."
Legit.ng understands that Zulum's message to the military was made days after his convoy was attacked by suspected Boko Haram insurgents in which over thirty backup security operatives were killed, though the governor left the scene unhurt.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Senator Ali Ndume, a lawmaker representing Borno South in the Senate, mourned the late commander of the Sector 2 Military Command in Damboa, Colonel Dahir Bako.
It would be recalled that Bako was brutally injured during a suspected Boko Haram ambush attack in Borno amid heightened security threats in the state.
He died while receiving treatment at the 7 Division Hospital at Maimalari Cantonment in Maiduguri following injuries he sustained during the ambush.
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