Insecurity: If military can’t clear Baga, we will mobilise hunters, vigilantes, The Borno State governor, Prof. Babagana Zulum, has pointed an accusing finger at the Military in Baga Town.
It was reported that his convoy was attacked, saying that if the military will not clear Baga, his government will mobilise local hunters, CJTF, and vigilantes to recapture the town as they cannot fold their hands and keep waiting.
Addressing journalists, Governor Zulum insisted that the presence of troops in Baga in the last two years is a shame and unacceptable.
The governor, who was in the volatile town of Baga on an assessment visit to see how residents will return to their town, had to be whisked into the Federal Anti-Robbery Squad, FSARS, personnel armoured carrier and sneaked out of the town.
Speaking on the Baga attack on his convoy, while in Monguno, Governor Zulum said: “As far as I am concern, what happened in Baga is complete sabotage by the military. There is no Boko Haram in Baga.
“I wondered; we have over 1,181 soldiers in Baga: 72 officers, 107 soldiers, 400 soldiers in Mile 4 and 1900 soldiers in Monguno. I see no reason why only five Boko Haram terrorists stop them from occupying Baga town.”