- Governor Zulum has boosted the morale of over 700 troops in Bama, Borno state
- Zulum in the spirit of the festive season announced that each of the soldiers and their officers would receive a Christmas package
- According to the northern governor, this is for the troops as they being undefeated by Boko Haram
Troops of the 151 Battalion at Banki junction in Bama, Borno state are definitely in a celebratory mood after Governor Babagana Zulum announced a Christmas package for each of the soldiers and their officers.
The governor made the announcement while addressing over 700 soldiers on Tuesday, December 22, as he visited the headquarters.
Zulum explained that the package was for the Nigerian troops of the 151 battalion who have never been defeated by Boko Haram since its formation.
The governor also held a closed-door meeting with the commander of the 21 Special Armored Brigade, Brig.- Gen. Waheed Shaibu, and commanding officer of the 151 battalion, Major A.A Umar.
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While acknowledging the sacrifices and difficult conditions in which the troops operate, the governor expressed his appreciation to the soldiers for their gallant and patriotic behaviour.
Zulum's gesture is coming a day after he berated the Nigerian military over the abduction of over 30 travellers by Boko Haram insurgents on Friday, December 18.
The Borno state governor expressed anger over the failure of the military and the state's rapid response squad to secure Auno-Jakana road where the attack took place.
Speaking during his visit to Jakana on Monday, December 21, Zulum said the insurgents now routinely carry out attacks on the road just as he wondered why the security forces could not secure the road which is just a distance of about 20 kilometres.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Zulum declared that President Muhammadu Buhari has performed better in handling Borno’s security challenges.
The governor disclosed this despite the continuous attack by the Boko Haram insurgents in the state.
Governor Zulum disclosed this on Sunday, December 6, while addressing northern elders from the Arewa Consultative Forum in Maiduguri.
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