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I was ambushed by soldiers, not Boko Haram, says Gov Zulum

"As far as I am concerned, there was no Boko Haram yesterday (Wednesday). It was a serious shooting by the Nigerian armed forces while ‘residing’ in Baga. The situation is very embarrassing.” Zulum said

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

/ by Bobby Adams
Governor Babagana Zulum 
The Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum, has accused Nigerian soldiers of being responsible for the attack on his convoy last Wednesday in Baga, a town in Kukawa Local Government Area of the state.

He insisted that it was not Boko Haram insurgents that attacked his convoy.


Recall that Governor Zulum survived an ambush by suspected gunmen last Wednesday while on a trip to Monguno and Baga towns to distribute food to internally displaced persons (IDPs).

Speaking a day after the attack in Channels Television on Monday, Mr Zulum said what happened to him was a complete sabotage from the military.

“It is a complete sabotage… I cannot end my interview without clearly stating what happened yesterday. As far as I am concerned, there was no Boko Haram yesterday (Wednesday). It was a serious shooting by the Nigerian armed forces while ‘residing’ in Baga. The situation is very embarrassing.”




Meanwhile, the army has said it is investigating the attack.

“The Nigerian Army wants to reassure the general public that this will be interrogated with a view to forestalling future re-occurance,” army spokesperson Sagir Musa said a day after the attack.

In his Thursday speech, Mr Zulum said the failure of the military to take charge of Baga may lead to residents taking laws into their hands.



“Baga is important… We shall organise the community to take destiny into their own hands so that we can occupy Baga. That’s important”, he said.

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