North East Violence: Borno State Governor Escapes Ambush
The Governor of Borno State, Babagana Zulum has had a close shave with death, following an attack on his convoy by terrorists suspected to be members of Boko Haram sect.
According to credible sources, the incident occurred Wednesday just as the State Governor’s convoy ran into an ambush.
Apparently, the hit men who appeared to have picked their target laid in wait at Baga, a North Eastern town.
Gunfire erupted as the convoy approached, suggesting an operation was in motion, but there was no indication that the State Governor was hurt.
The insurgents were repelled by crack security operatives who were traveling with him at the time of the attack.
Sources in the geopolitical region say there has been a rapid increase in deadly attacks launched by the sect which claims to be fighting a Jihad.
The Senate had called earlier for the sack of Service Chiefs, saying they have lost track of the situation.
The motion to drop top commanders of the Armed Forces from their positions was moved by Senator Ali Ndume.
Ndume who is gradually transforming into an authority on military related matters and the fight against Boko Haram now says he is not in agreement with the so-called deradicalization policy of the Buhari administration.
He said on Channels Television that his views were a complete reflection of the position of his constituents who are becoming increasingly concerned.
Correspondents say the attack on the governor comes three months after Ali Modu Sheriff, a former governor of the state, was attacked along Maiduguri – Damaturu Highway.
President Muhammadu Buhari has come under fire in recent times from critics who alleging he is not doing enough to keep Nigerians safe.
A few days ago, National Chairman of the PDP, Prince Uche Seconds asked the President to resign from office, citing security breaches and corruption as primary reasons.
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