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A file photo of Borno State Governor, Professor Babagana Zulum. Photo: [email protected]

Borno state governor, Professor Babagana Zulum has debunked a reported attack on his convoy and that of his security aides by Boko Haram.

A statement by the governor’s spokesman, Isa Gusau, said there was neither an attack on the governor directly nor on any component of his convoy.

The statement said that the Governor travelled to Baga, spent a day supervising the distribution of food and other relief to thousands of residents and returned to Maiduguri safely without any hitch whatsoever.

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“For the record, we write to quickly clarify that contrary to ‘breaking news’ by online news medium, Governor Babagana Umara Zulum was neither attacked nor was any component of his convoy attacked by anyone.

The governor was actually in Baga from Saturday to Sunday, during which he supervised the distribution of food and cash support to 5,000 residents and assessed major reconstructions and resettlement efforts, with no hitch whatsoever.


“While we continually accord respect to all media organizations as supportive partners, we importantly clarify that we have no knowledge of the “breaking news” in question.

“As members of the public can testify, it is the culture and principle of Professor Zulum to say things as they are, and in this case, it is what it is – no attack whatsoever”, the statement read in part.

It further stated that any media organization that wants further clarification may wish to contact the Nigerian military.

“While we continually accord respect to all media organizations as supportive partners, we importantly clarify that we have no knowledge of the “breaking news” in question.

“As members of the public can testify, it is the culture and principle of Professor Zulum to say things as they are, and in this case, it is what it is – no attack whatsoever”, the statement read in part.

It further stated that any media organization that wants further clarification may wish to contact the Nigerian military.

Source: The Will