- Borno governor Zulum says he was not attacked by Boko Haram
- According to an aide to the governor, Zulum's visit to Baga and return was safe
- According to the aide, media organisations should fact-check their reports
Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno state has responded to latest news in which it was reported that Boko Haram members attacked his convoy again.
According to statement from Zulum’s media aide, Malam Isa Gusau, there no attack on the governor directly nor on any component of his convoy.
He said the governor traveled to Baga and spent the day supervising the distribution of food and other relief to thousands of residents,
He added that Zulum returned to Maiduguri safely with no hitch whatsoever.
“For the record, we write to quickly clarify that contrary to a “breaking news,” by an online news medium, Governor Zulum was neither attacked nor was any component of his convoy attacked by anyone."
In another development, Zulum said that his government will not succumb to any threats or sabotage towards the realisation of its 25-year development and 10-year strategic transformation initiatives.
The governor said the programmes were in the overall interest of the Borno people, adding that the proposed development plan is all-inclusive with a strategic vision and mission for proper implementation by all the local, national, and international stakeholders in the state.
Meanwhile, a group, Coalition Against Terrorism and Extremism (CATE) on Thursday, November 12, pledged to support the Nigerian Army and the Borno state government in fast-tracking the capture of the 86 terrorists listed on the most wanted list released on Wednesday, November 11.
Speaking to journalists in Maiduguri, the group said it would do anything within its power to assist troops of the Nigerian Army in their bid to capture the fleeing terrorists and their leaders, Abubakar Shekau and Abu Musa Al Barnawi.
In his address, the national coordinator of CATE, Gabriel Onoja, said capturing the wanted terrorist would provide an opportunity for the federal government and states in the northeast to rebuild their lives in earnest.
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