Zulum slams army over contemporary abduction of travellers
Borno Governor, Professor Babagana Zulum, expressed anger over what he described because the routine assaults of travellers and villagers by Boko Haram alongside Maiduguri-Damaturu freeway.
The governor, who visited Jakana, one of many main cities alongside Maiduguri-Damaturu freeway, on Monday, faulted the military for Friday’s abduction of over 30 travellers.
Zulum mentioned it was disappointing that almost all of the assaults inside the final two years, came about between Auno and Jakana, a distance of about 20 kilometers.
He mentioned this in a press release on Monday titled, ‘Friday abductions: Zulum visits Jakana, livid over routine assaults on Maiduguri-Damaturu freeway …Baffled with military’s failure to safe 20 kilometers’.
The assertion quoted the governor as saying, “I’ve had events to defend the Nigerian army to be able to enhance the morale of commanders and their troops on the entrance traces as a result of I do know the true image of issues, nonetheless, I’m actually upset that regardless of all help from each the federal authorities and from us in Borno state, our army is failing to safe an space of 20 kilometers, which is the space between Auno and Jakana.
“And by the way, nearly all of Boko Haram’s assaults alongside this Maiduguri-Damaturu-Kano street, retains taking place between Auno and Jakana. So, if the army can’t safe 20 kilometers, how can they preserve us with the hope they are going to defeat the Boko Haram?”
The governor additionally berated the military and the state’s fast response squad for “lack of visibility” alongside the Maiduguri-Damaturu street.
“With all you (journalists) we drove from Maiduguri to right here, Jakana. We didn’t see troopers on the street, we didn’t see even our personal fast response squad on this street and so they have been educated, employed, kitted, and paid to guard all Nigerians inside their areas of operation and these Nigerians embrace vacationers plying this busy and necessary street,” the governor famous.
He recalled that this 12 months alone, the insurgents carried out many assaults alongside Maiduguri-Damaturu-Kano street, together with the one in February, by which over 30 individuals, together with a nursing mom and an toddler, have been burnt to demise as vacationers.
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