Babagana Zulum, the governor of Borno in Nigeria’s North-East, has blamed rogue soldiers for the recent attack on his convoy.
Zulum’s motorcade was attacked by assailants while he and some government officials were returning to the state capital Maiduguri from Baga where he had gone to distribute food items to internally displaced persons (IDPs).
The governor said in an interview with reporters that rogue soldiers played a role in the attack.
He said, “As far as I am concerned, what happened in Baga is a complete sabotage by the military. There is no Boko Haram in Baga.
“I wonder, we have over 1181 soldiers in Baga, 72 officers; 400 soldiers in Mile 4 and 1900 soldiers in Monguno. I see no reason why only five Boko Haram men will stop them from occupying Baga town.
“The troops have been in Mile 4 for over one year, there is complete sabotage, the problem is not with President Muhammadu Buhari but the command and control structure. There is a need to look into the command structure.”