Borno State Governor, Babagana Umara Zulum is saddened by the killing of 11 security personnel made up of eight policemen and three civilian JTF members ambushed on their way to Baga as security backup in reconstruction efforts.
The governor was in Baga from Thursday to Friday on a trip to supervise efforts to return residents as part strategies aimed at cutting boko haram’s long use of the commercial town as main transit for undertaking major fishing trade and tax administration.
The insurgents has utilised the economic activities to fund their destruction of lives and property in around Baga, Borno’s largest fishing community .
Gov. Zulum’s spokesman, Malam Isa Gusau, in a statement issued Saturday, said two convoys- one belonging to the governor and another for a committee on Baga reconstruction had safely plied the Maiduguri-Baga route previous days before the third convoy of security men was ambushed
Meanwhile, Governor Zulum while in Baga, attended Juma’at prayers held for the first time in nearly two years.
Baga town was displaced by the Boko Haram insurgents 21 months ago, with most of the residents taking refuge in Monguno and Maiduguri.