Attack on Gov. Zulum: FG must do more on security, says PGF

By Ezeocha Nzeh

Governors of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) have noted that the federal government need to provide more support to the securirty in its fight against insecurity in the country

The APC’s Progressive Governors’ Forum (PGF), stated this while condemning last Saturday’s double attack on the convoys of the Borno State Governor, Prof. Babagana Umara Zulum and that of the Committee on Baga reconstruction.

The governors in a statement issued on their hehalf by the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF), chairman, Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi state, urged the federal government to immediately provide more logistic support for security agencies to ensure a return to normalcy in the state and the entire northeast.

Part of the statement reads; “We commiserate with the people and government of Borno State over the unfortunate attack of Saturday, September 26, 2020, on two convoys along Maiduguri/Baga Road of Borno State – one belonging to His Excellency Governor Babagana Umara Zulum and the second belonging to the Committee on Baga reconstruction.

“We join our brother, Governor Zulum, our leaders in Borno State and all Nigerians to pray for the repose of the souls of all those who lost their lives. In this painful period, Nigerians should be strengthened by the determination of Governor Zulum to expedite peace building process in Borno State and indeed the whole of North East.

“We must rise in support of the people and government of Borno State to end all activities of Boko Haram insurgents, which promote trade and tax administration that fund their heinous activities.

“Clearly, the strategies and tactics currently adopted by Borno State and security agencies are very effective and the attack of Saturday, September 26, 2020, on the two convoys by the Boko Haram insurgents is to distract the government from ensuring that life return to normal in Borno State.

“We also call on the Federal Government to immediately provide more logistical support to security agencies deployed to Borno state to ensure a speedy return to normal life in Borno State and the whole of North East.”.

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