Buhari urges Zulum to remain strong despite Boko Haram attack

By our reporter| President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday condemned the ambush on entourage of Governor Umar Babagana Zulum of Borno State, which led to the death of security men and some operatives of Civilian-JTF.

In a statement by his spokesman, Garba Shehu, the President described the attack, on Maiduguri-Baga route, as an orchestrated sabotage against long planned return of displaced persons to their local communities.

The President, who expressed “deep sympathy” over the loss of lives of security men on the convoy, ahead of the return of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), condoled with their families and loved ones.

Buhari advised the government of Borno State, working with security and intelligence agencies, to remain firm in their determination to restore normalcy to all communities liberated from Boko Haram terrorists.

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He also urged security and intelligence agencies to intensify efforts to check sabotage, sanitize the roads, venues and locations well in advance of returning IDPs, while working closely with local communities.

The President lauded the gallantry of service personnel who repelled the deadly ambush, as well the sincere determination of Governor Zulum, who has been working with armed forces to end the menace of terrorists, rebuild homes and return IDPs to regular life.

He prayed that God will grant the souls of the departed security men and operatives of Civilian-JTF eternal rest, and comfort their families.

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