Zulum Slams Military Over Fresh Abduction Of Travellers

Zulum Slams Military Over Fresh Abduction Of Travellers
Babagana Zulum

Governor of Borno State, Babagana Zulum has slammed the Nigerian military over what he described as the routine attacks of travellers and villagers by Boko Haram along the Maiduguri-Damaturu highway.

The governor made this comment when he visited Jakana, one of the major towns along the Maiduguri-Damaturu highway, on Monday.

Recall that it was reported on Friday that over 30 travellers were abducted on the road.

Zulum stated that it was disappointing that the majority of the attacks within the last two years, took place between Auno and Jakana, a distance of about 20 kilometers.

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He said this in a statement on Monday titled, ‘Friday abductions: Zulum visits Jakana, furious over routine attacks on Maiduguri-Damaturu highway …Baffled with army’s failure to secure 20 kilometers.’

“I have had occasions to defend the Nigerian military in order to boost the morale of commanders and their troops at the front lines because I know the true picture of things, however, I am really disappointed that despite all support from both the federal government and from us in Borno state, our military is failing to secure an area of 20 kilometers, which is the distance between Auno and Jakana.

“And incidentally, the majority of Boko Haram’s attacks along this Maiduguri-Damaturu-Kano road, keeps happening between Auno and Jakana. So, if the military cannot secure 20 kilometers, how can they keep us with the hope they will defeat the Boko Haram?”