GOVERNOR of Borno State, Babagana Umara Zulum, has reacted to the killing of his security personnel by terrorists who attacked his convoy on Fruday.
Zulum’s spokesman, Malam Isa Gusau, in a statement issued on Saturday, said, “Governor Babagana Umara Zulum is saddened by this unfortunate carnage.
“He shares the grief of families of these 11 priceless heroes to whom Borno shall remain grateful.
“The governor prays for the repose of their souls and urges all stakeholders to remain committed to ongoing peacebuilding efforts.
“Zulum is of the opinion that we must continue to keep hope alive even in the face of tribulations and believe that with sustained efforts and prayers, Borno will eventually regain peace.
“The situation facing us is a tough one but we must choose between doing something which gives us some hope and doing nothing which will leave us more vulnerable to Boko Haram’s ultimate wish to takeover Borno and bring it under their sovereign brutal administration” the statement said.
Governor Zulum’s convoy was attacked on Friday by suspected terrorists. During the attack, 11 security personnel made up of eight policemen and three civilian JTF members lost their lives.