Governor Zulum attacks the military for the recent kidnapping of more than 30 passengers on the Maiduguri-Damaturu highway
The Nigeria army was reprimanded for allowing the abduction of more than 30 passengers on the Maiduguri-Damaturu highway.
Governor of Borno, Professor Babagana Zulum, lashed out at the army for this incident.
He was angry that after equipping and equipping security officers, they refused to defend areas such as highways. The passengers were abducted by militants suspected of belonging to Boko Haram.
Punch said the governor, who visited Jakana, a major city along the Maiduguri-Damaturu highway on Monday, accused the army of kidnapping more than 30 travelers Friday.
Zulum expressed disappointment that most of the attacks over the past two years have occurred between Auno and Jacana, about 20 kilometers away. He said this on Monday in a statement entitled “Kidnapping on Friday:
Zulum visits Jakana, furious with regular attacks on the Maiduguri-Damaturu highway … Confused by the army’s inability to secure 20 kilometers.
The statement quoted the governor as saying: “I had the opportunity to defend the Nigerian army to raise the morale of the commanders and their forward troops, because I know the real picture, however I am really disappointed that despite everything, with the support of both federal government and us in Borno state, our military is not able to defend the territory of 20 kilometers, which is the distance between Auno and Jacana. ” And by the way, most of Boko Haram’s attacks. On the Maiduguri-Damaturu-Kano road, this continues between Auno and Jakana.
So, if the military cannot guarantee 20 kilometers, how can they hold us back in the hope of defeating Boko Haram? “The governor also reprimanded the army, and his state government set up a rapid response team with well-equipped police officers, vigilantes and local hunters, due to the lack of visibility along the Maiduguri-Damaturu road.
“With all of you (journalists), we went from Maiduguri here, Dzhakan. We didn’t see any soldiers on the road, we didn’t even see our Rapid Response Team on that road, and they were trained, hired, equipped and paid to protect all Nigerians in their areas of operations and these Nigerians include travelers plying this busy and important street “, – said the governor.
He recalled that this year alone, rebels carried out numerous attacks on the Maiduguri-Damaturu-Kano road, including in February, when more than 30 people, including a nursing mother and a newborn, were burned as travelers. …