Babagana Zulum, Borno State governor has denied being attacked by Boko Haram insurgents today.
Mr Zulum stated this in a Sunday statement while refuting an alleged online report that the terrorists attacked his convoy with seven soldiers and two members of Civilian JTF killed in the process.
Malam Isa Gusau, his spokesman, who signed the statement said there was neither an attack on the governor directly nor on any component of his convoy.
Mr Gusau said his principal who has been attacked by the terrorists severally 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.
“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,” he wrote.
“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,” he added.