Gov Zulum resettles over 1000 IDPs,escapes another attack on Baga-Monguno Road

The convoy of Borno State Governor Babagana Zulum again came under attack earlier on Sunday on his way out of Baga.

Zulum had departed Baga at about 10:30 after a two-day visit to receive indigenes of the town back home after 21 months of exile.

Few kilometres away from Baga, unknown assailants believed to be Boko Haram fighters opened fire on the governor’s convoy.

The convoy was being escorted out of Baga by the military who replied the gunshots and cleared the way for the governor.

The attack happened barely 48 hours after Borno State government officials were ambushed on the same route while travelling to Baga to join the governor who had flown in via an Airforce chopper.

Gov Zulum had spent two nights in Baga
Borno State,during which he received over 1,000 internally displaced persons who willingly returned to Baga town.

The Governor was in Baga between Friday to Sunday supervising preparations for safe resettlements to the commercial town which used to be strategic to boko haram’s
commercial operations.

While addressing the returnees in Baga, Zulum urged them to be law abiding and to cooperate with the security agencies in maintaining law and order.
Each of the 1000 returnees were given cash of N10,000 as
emergency relief. Every adult member of a household received
one bag of rice, one bag of maize grain, one bag of beans and 3 liters of cooking oil.

Governor Zulum while returning, plied the Maiduguri-Baga, and that was where the second attack took place.

The governor has since arrived Maiduguri, the capital city.

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Written by Andrew Odoe
Serial Entrepreneur, Humanitarian, Social Activist and Writer.
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