Convoy Attack: Clear Boko Haram From Baga Or We Deploy Hunters, Zulum Tells Military
Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State on Thursday said he would resort to deploying hunters if the military were not able to secure the Baga area of the state.
Zulum, who stated this while reacting to Wednesday’s Boko Haram attack on his convoy, also expressed displeasure over the incident.
He said, “We have over 1,181 soldiers in Baga; 72 officers, 107 soldiers, 400 soldiers in Mile 4 and 1,900 soldiers in Monguno. I see no reason why Boko Haram will not stop to operate in Baga town.
“The troops have been in Mile 4 for over one year, there is complete sabotage, the problem is not with President (Muhammadu) Buhari, or General (Tukur) Buratai, but the command and control structures. There is a need to look into the command structure.
“We have over 80,000 IDPs in Monguno, they cannot continue to depend on NGOs and others for food, we have created opportunity for them to go back to their communities and continue with their business and farming activities.”
Zulum added: “After Sallah, we will go back to Kukawa. We will give time to the military; but if they will not clear Baga, we will mobilise our hunters and vigilantes to recapture Baga… we can’t continue like this. People have to take their destiny in their own hands.”