Goverrnor Babagana Umara Zulum of Borno state

Trace Reporters –The Arewa Online Publishers’ Forum condemns in the strongest term the attack on Governor Babagana Umara Zulum, an act which is highly and glaringly suspicious, given the lame defense put up by the Army Commander as seen in the video clips which has gone virile.

What is more worrisome and annoying about the attack is that that singular action is capable of rubbishing the nation’s State Power and Security wellbeing, which has been greatly diminished before the eyes of the international community especially potential investors.

While we truly appreciate the sacrificial efforts of our gallant officers and soldiers in the battle front defending our nation, a situation where a serving governor who moves about with heavy security to protect him can be so easily attacked in the manner that Governor Babagana Umara Zulum was, is embarrassing and unacceptable.

One thing was obvious when Governor Zulum was speaking following the aftermath of the failed attack, there are supposed to be hundreds of soldiers on ground in Baga, yet the attack which could be simply described as mischievous and probably malicious took place.

If the attack was actually carried out by Boko Haram insurgents in Baga, a town that has over 170 soldiers on ground, then somebody in that command has failed woefully to discharge his responsibility effectively and efficiently?

Arewa Online Publishers’ Forum therefore, demands for a full blown independent investigation into the unwarranted attack of Governor Babagan Zulum. We urge the Federal Government to set up a high powered independent investigative panel with a retried senior officer of the DMI, Military Police or Police as chairman and the membership of the panel comprising of SSS, NIA, Police and senior media officers to investigate the attack on the governor because from the video clips we watched of how Governor Zulum’s security men battled to save him from the attackers and the fact that there are over 170 soldiers located in Baga, there is more to this attack.

Enough is enough!

Mordecai Sunday Ibrahim
National Chairman

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