The Arewa Consultative Discussion board (ACF), has described the Friday’s assault on Borno Governor Babagana Zulum’s convoy, as “alarming”.
ACF, in an announcement signed by its Nationwide Publicity Secretary, Mr. Emmanuel Yawe on Saturday in Kaduna, condemned the recent assault.
The governor was on his approach to Baga city when the terrorists opened hearth on his convoy.
DAILY POST reviews that twelve policemen, 13 civilians and 5 troopers have been confirmed useless from the assault.
nonetheless, ACF opined that the terrorists have been focusing on Zulum as a result of he was elevating hope in a demoralised nation.
“We’re alarmed that the lethal assaults have continued in Borno regardless of assurances obtained from the army and the federal authorities of an improved safety state of affairs.
“Solely final week, a serving senior army officer, Col. Bako, was ambushed and killed round Demboa in the identical Borno.
“In July, Zulum got here underneath gunfire whereas on an official tour.”
The discussion board mentioned the renewed assaults are affecting public confidence within the capacity of the army to efficiently defend Nigeria within the ongoing warfare in opposition to terror.
The Discussion board, nonetheless, urged the army to behave swiftly to revive public confidence, including that if something untoward occurs to Gov. Zulum, the implications for the remainder of the nation might be grave.
In line with ACF, the assaults by terrorists whereas the governor was making an attempt to maneuver some IDPs again to their everlasting houses from camps have raised questions on the power to make sure the protection of IDPs looking for to return to their houses.
“The army and the Federal Authorities should act swiftly to finish this warfare,” thestatement added.