The Friday Boko Haram Attack on Borno Governor Babagana Zulum’s convoy has been described as alarming by The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF),
In a statement signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Emmanuel Yawe, on Saturday in Kaduna, condemned the fresh attack.
We earlier reported That the governor was on his way to Baga town when the terrorists opened fire on his convoy, of which twelve policemen, 13 civilians and five soldiers were confirmed dead from the attack.
However, ACF opined that the Boko Haram terrorists were targeting Zulum in Borno State because he was raising hope in a demoralized country.
“We are alarmed that the deadly attacks have continued in Borno despite assurances received from the military and the federal government of an improved security situation.
“Only last week, a serving senior military officer, Col. Bako, was ambushed and killed around Demboa in the same Borno.
“In July, Zulum came under gunfire while on an official tour.”
The Forum said the renewed attacks are affecting public confidence in the military’s ability to defend Nigeria in the ongoing war against terror successfully.
The Forum, however, urged the military to act swiftly to restore public confidence, adding that if anything untoward happens to Gov. Zulum, the consequences for the rest of the country will be grave.
According to ACF, the attacks by terrorists while the governor was trying to move some IDPs back to their permanent homes from camps have raised questions on the ability to ensure IDPs’ safety is seeking to return to their homes.
“The military and the Federal Government must act swiftly to end this war,” the statement added.