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Governor Umara Zulum’s Alleged Sunday Attack: The Truth


Governor Umara Zulum’s media aide clears the air over alleged attack on the governor

OpenLife Nigeria reports that the alledged attack on Governor Umara Babagana Zulum on Sunday as reported in some section of the media was no true, after all.
The clarification was contained in a statement issued by the governor ‘s media aide, Malam Isa Gusau.

The statement made available to OpenLife Nigeria stated that the governor who had actually visited Baga to personally oversee the distribution of relief materials including food items had returned to Maiduguri, the Borno State capital safely.
According to Gusau “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. There was neither an attack on the governor directly nor on any component of his convoy.

Continuing, Gusau stressed that “Zulum traveled to Baga, spent a day supervising the distribution of food and other relief to thousands of residents and returned to Maiduguri safely with no hitch whatsoever.
His statement reads in part:
“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.

Any media organization that wants further clarification may wish to contact the Nigerian military. Meanwhile, Governor Zulum appreciates all well wishers, and he gratefully commends armed forces and civilian volunteers for the relentless efforts to fully regain lasting peace in Borno State” the statement said.


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