By ANDREW ESSIEN ABUJA
Governors elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have commiserated with the people and government of Borno state over the attack of Saturday, September 26, 2020 on governor convoys along Maiduguri/Baga road of Borno state.
The APC governors stated that the recent strategies and tactics adopted by Borno state government and security agencies have been very effective, hence Saturday’s attack geared towards distracting the government from ensuring that life return to normal in the state.
The PGF, in a statement signed Sunday in Abuja by its chairman and governor of Kebbi state, Abubakar Atiku Bagudu, called on all Nigerians to support efforts of governor Babagana Umara Zulum, to end activities of insurgents and return the displaced citizens back to normal life in the North-east region.
This is as they further called on the federal Government to immediately provide more logistical support to security agencies deployed to Borno state to ensure speedy return to normal life in sate and the whole of North-east.
“We join our brother, Governor Zulum, our leaders in Borno state and all Nigerians to pray for the repose of the souls of all those who lost their lives. In this painful period, Nigerians should be strengthened by the determination of Governor Zulum to expedite peacebuilding process in Borno state and indeed the whole of North-east.
“All Nigerians should rise in support of the laudable initiatives of Borno state government to return citizens in the state back to normal life. We must rise in support of the people and government of Borno state to end all activities of Boko Haram insurgents, which promote trade and tax administration that fund their heinous activities.
“Clearly, the strategies and tactics currently adopted by Borno State and security agencies are very effective and the attack of Saturday, September 26, 2020 on the two convoys by the Boko Haram insurgents is to distract the government from ensuring that life return to normal in Borno State. While we commiserate with the Government and people of Borno State, we call on the Federal Government to immediately provide more logistical support to security agencies deployed to Borno state to ensure speedy return to normal life in Borno State and the whole of North-east.
“commiserate with the people and government of Borno State over the unfortunate attack of Saturday, September 26, 2020 on two convoys along Maiduguri/Baga Road of Borno State – one belonging to His Excellency Governor Babagana Umara Zulum and the second belonging to the Committee on Baga reconstruction.
“As Progressive Governors, we are saddened by this dastardly attack, which has resulted in the unfortunate death of precious lives of security personnel and innocent citizens.”
The forum promised “to support our colleague, Governor Babagana Umara Zulum. We re-affirm our commitment to support our security agencies to end all activities of Boko Haram in all parts of Nigeria.”