Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State has denied a report of an attack by insurgents on his convoy on the way to Baga.
“A Sunday report by an online media, claiming there was another attack by Boko Haram on the convoy of Borno Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, is false,” the governor’s spokesman, Isa Gusau said in a statement made available to GWG.
“There was neither an attack on the governor directly nor on any component of his convoy,” he added.
While confirming that the governor actually went to Baga and spent the night there, Gusau said:
“For the record, we write to quickly clarify that contrary to a “breaking news” by an online news medium, Governor Babagana Umara Zulum was neither attacked nor was any component of his convoy attacked by anyone.
“The governor was actually in Baga from Saturday to Sunday, during which he supervised the distribution of food and cash support to 5,000 residents and he assessed major reconstruction and resettlement efforts with no hitch whatsoever.
“While we continually accord respect to all media organizations as supportive partners, we importantly clarify that we have no knowledge of the breaking news” in question.
“As members of the public can testify, it is the culture and principle of Professor Zulum to say things as they are, and in this case, it is what it is- no attack whatsoever.”