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Northern Governors Condemn Attack On Zulum’s Convoy

Northern Governors Forum has condemned the attack on the convoy of Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum.

Zulum was on his way to Baga, a town in Kukawa Local Government Area of the state, to distribute relief materials to internally displaced persons for Sallah celebration, when his convoy was attacked by Boko Haram terrorists.

In a statement issued by Chairman of the Forum and Governor of Plateau State, Simon Lalong, on Friday, he described the attack as callous and reprehensible.

He noted that the attack was another desperate attempt by criminal elements to sabotage the efforts of the governor towards reducing the suffering of vulnerable people traumatised by terrorists.

Borno State Governor, Professor Babagana Zulum

“This regrettable attack shows the desperation by enemies of peace and humanity at large to jeopardise all efforts towards making life easier for victims of violence in the State over the years,” the statement said.

“The Northern Governors Forum strongly condemns this attack and stands with Governor Zulum who has demonstrated courage in personally reaching out to people in need despite the dangers.

“We urge him not to deterred as he keeps working with security agencies to protect the lives and properties of the people.”

Zulum had criticised the Nigerian Army over its inability to keep Baga and its environs safe from the insurgents.

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