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Zulum delivers aid to IDP despite attack on convoy



BORNO State Governor, Babagana Zulum has delivered food aid to over 80,000 internally displaced persons in Monguno , Bornu State few days after his convoy was attacked by gunmen in Baga.

  The governor took a tour to Monguno for a humanitarian tour where he personally supervised the distribution of relief items including bags of grains and cooking oil to IDPs and vulnerable households from Marte, Guzamala, Kukawa, Nganzai, and Monguno.

  According to information released to the media, all male households received bags of grain and cooking oil, while females received cash amount of N5,000 each.

  Meanwhile, the sector 3 Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, Brigadier General  I. Garba, has commended Zulum’s resilience.

  Garba made this known when the governor paid a visit to the soldiers, and officers of the Nigerian military at the Nasara Barracks, Monguno.

  It will be recalled that unknown gunmen attacked the Borno State governo’s convoy at Baga, a town in the northern state, on Wednesday, July 29, while he was on his way to some Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps in the northern part of the state.

  According to sources, “the governor went to Kukawa, and on his way to Baga his convoy was attacked. Nobody was injured,”

  In a  reaction, Governor Zulum proceeded to the Nigerian Army (NA) to express his shock over the attack on his convoy by insurgents at Baga town.

  Zulum, confronting the commanding officer in Mile 4, stated that despite claims of victory over Boko Haram, the terrorists still had the upper hand to unleash the attack.

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  The furious governor mentioned that even with the presence of 1,181 soldiers in Kukawa Local Government Area, terrorists still thrive.

  He stated that he may consider asking for redeployment of the soldiers to another place where they are needed since this is the case..

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