August 10, 2020

Zulum reopens Monguno — Baga highway after two years

Zulum reopens Monguno — Baga highway after two year

… Zulum presented 12 patrol vehicles to Army
… Governor’s entourage attacked in Baga

Borno State Governor, Babagana Umara Zulum on Thursday flagged up the reopening of  Monguno — Baga highway to motorist.

The Governor during the brief occasion was assisted by sector three (3) Commander Brigadier General Garba.

Governor Zulum led hundreds of residents of Kukawa, Cross and Baga to their ancestral towns, two years after occupation by Boko Haram.

Before leaving Monguno to Baga Governor Babagana Umara Zulum have presented 12 patrol vehicles to the Nigerian Army and the Civilian JTF.

While in Baga, Governor Zulum and his entourage were attacked by gunmen despite the repeated claim by the brigade Commander in Charge of Baga town there’s no Boko Haram in the town.

Zulum was furious that despite huge number of the military presence in mile 4, which is only four (4) away from Baga, they couldn’t take over baga after one year. And his entourage was forced to retreat.

“You have been here for over one year now, there are 1,181 soldiers here, if you cannot take over baga which is less than 5 km from your base. Then we should forget about baga, I will inform the Chief of Staff to redeploy the men to other places that they can be useful.” Zulum said.

“You people said there’s no Boko Haram here, then who attacked us? I doubt if there is any Boko Haram in this town, I can go in and sleep here. Asked the Governor.

The Governor who was on a humanitarian tour to the northern have since returned safely with his entourage to Monguno.