From Dauda R Pam, Maiduguri
Convoy of Borno State Governor Prof. Babagana Gana Umara Zulum has came under Boko Haram terrorists attack while on a visit to Baga town to assess the security situation and distribute relief materials to IDPs in the area.
Governor Zulum,had earlier paid a visit to the Commander, 19 Brigade at the Nigerian Army Super Camp Baga, where he was fully briefed about the prevailing security situation in the general area but the unfortunate incident occurred shortly after the Governor and his entourage had departed the Super Camp to visit other parts of Baga town thus forcing him to abort his planned movement to Baga.
A statement by the Acting Director Army Public Relations,Col.Sagir Musa,hinted that details of the unfortunate incident are still sketchy and under investigation as efforts were ongoing to comb the area where the incident occurred with a view to tracking down to deal decisively with the attackers.
An investigation,he continued, is also in progress to identify the circumstances that led to the attack.
He described the incident as regrettable, isolated and most unfortunate, that occurred in a territory where normalcy has since been restored with socio-economic activities picking up.
Col. Sagir Musa, reassured members of the public that the Nigerian Army will thoroughly interrogate the circumstances that led to the incident with a view to forestalling future re-occurance.
The Nigerian Army,he reiterated,will continue to discharge its responsibilities professionally with respect for the fundamental Human Rights of all Nigerians and in compliance with the extant rules of engagement.
He used the occasion to appeal to the good people of Baga town and indeed Borno State, to continue to provide credible information that will assist the security agencies to successfully combat terrorism as well as apprehend and flush out the perpetrators of this dastardly attack where ever they are.