Borno state Governor, Prof. Babagana Zulum, has alleged sabotage within the military following Wednesday’s attack on his convoy by Boko Haram insurgents.
Zulum reacting to the incident queried the activities of Boko Haram insurgents in Baga town despite huge military presence in the town. He said he will mobilize local hunters and vigilantes to recapture the town after Sallah if the military fails to rid the town off the insurgents.
“We have over 1,181 soldiers in Baga; 72 officers, 107 solders, 400 soldiers in mile 4 and 1,900 soldiers in Monguno. I see no reason why Boko Haram will stop operate in Baga town,” he said.
“The troops have been in mile 4 for over one year, there is complete sabotage, the problem is not with President Buhari, or General Burutai but the command and control structures. There is need to look into command structure.
“We have over 80,000 IDPs in Monguno, they cannot continue to depend on NGOs and others for food, we have created opportunity for them to go back to their communities and continue with their business and farming activities.
“After Sallah, we will go back to Kukawa. We we will give time to the military; but if they will not clear Baga, we will mobilise our hunters and vigilantes to recapture Baga… we can’t continue like this. People have take their destiny in their hands” he said