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Gov. Zulum Reacts To The Ambush That Led To The Death of 15 Officers

by Mustapha Olamide
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The insurgents opened fire with machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades as the convoy was passing through a village close to the headquarters of the Multinational Joint Task Force, a military coalition of troops from Nigeria, Niger, Chad and Cameroon.

The previous attack as indicated by AFP, saw the demise of fifteen officers. They were purportedly on a guard conveying governor Zulum close to the town of Baga on the shores of Lake Chad when they were trapped.

“The governor escaped unhurt but 15 security men on the convoy were killed in a fierce battle with the terrorists”, one source said.

Responding to the demise of these courageous officers, Zulum through his representative, Mallam Isa Gusau, stated: “Governor Babagana Umara Zulum is disheartened by this deplorable savagery.

He shares the grief of families of these 11 priceless heroes to whom Borno shall remain grateful. “The governor prays for the repose of their souls and urges all stakeholders to remain committed to ongoing peacebuilding efforts.

Zulum is of the opinion that we must continue to keep hope alive even in the face of tribulations and believe that with sustained efforts and prayers, Borno will eventually regain peace.

“The situation facing us is a tough one but we must choose between doing something which gives us some hope and doing nothing which will leave us more vulnerable to Boko Haram’s ultimate wish to takeover Borno and bring it under their sovereign brutal administration.”

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