Christmas may be in the air in these hard financial times, but in Borno, it is double jeopardy with blood, tears and pain coming into the mix, according to State Chief Executive, Prof. Babagana Zulum, who lamented recent attacks by Boko Haram in some towns and villages of Askira-Uba local government area.
Recall that two days ago, he called on the Nigerian Army to help retake three local government areas under the control of the terrorists.
This week, Chul village was attacked, after attacks on Rumirgo, Lassa, Mussa, Kufa and Gwandam all in Askira-Uba within the last three weeks.
His spokesman and Special Adviser on communications and strategy raised concerns that whereas the insurgents appeared confined to the shores of the Lake Chad in northern Borno, they have been able to reach other parts of the state.
Said Gusau: “Governor Babagana Umara Zulum is worried about the recent attacks by Boko Haram in Chul, Rumirgo, Lassa, Mussa, Kufa and Gwandam towns and villages in Askira-Uba local government area of Borno State.
“The Governor shares the pains with victims of these attacks and assured them of his administration’s continued effort in addressing the security problem.
“The Governor intends to visit Askira-Uba when he goes to Southern part of the state in the coming days.
“The Governor assures the affected people of government support and more importantly, his commitment to sustaining support for the military and other security agencies; to continuously mobilize and aggressively equip volunteers under the civilian JTF, hunters and vigilantes in all communities.”