Atiku condemns attack on Governor Zulum.
A former Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar, has condemned the second attack on the convoy of the Governor of Borno State, Babagana Zulum, in which several persons were feared dead, and others injured, Page 36 learnt.
Recall, that 12 Policemen, 13 Civilians, and 5 Soldiers, were confirmed dead from the attack.
The incident occurred around 2pm, on Friday, while the convoy was heading to Baga town, ahead of the State Government’s plan to return the Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, from Maiduguri, the State capital, to Baga.
The terrorists also seized and carted away 1 armoured Police car, 1 gun truck belonging to the Military, and 6 government vehicles.
Reacting, Atiku in a tweet via his official Twitter handle on Saturday, said that the attack is yet another reminder that Nigeria needs to adopt new strategies to deal with the menace of insurgency decisively.
He also sympathised with the families of the deceased and the people of Borno State.
Atiku wrote: “The attack on Gov. Babagana Zulum, in which over a dozen Security Operatives were killed between Monguno and Baga, should be a source of concern not only because it is the second time such an attack is taking place in recent times, but because the Borno Governor is not a soft target.
“This attack is yet another reminder that we need to adopt new strategies to deal with the menace of insurgency decisively. I convey my condolences to the families of the deceased.
“I solidarise with the government and people of Borno, that Gov. Zulum did not come to any harm.”