The Borno State Government has denied reports that Boko Haram insurgents attacked the convoy of Governor Babagana Zulum during a trip from Baga community to Maiduguri, the state capital, yesterday.
Governor Zulum had earlier visited Baga on a working visit where he supported the newly resettled Baga Community with food items.
But reports in some online platforms yesterday had indicated that the governor’s convoy was attacked while on its way back to Maiduguri, during which some security operatives lost their lives.
However, the spokesperson to the governor, Isa Gusau, in a statement issued later on yesterday, clarified that Zulum traveled to Baga and spent a day supervising the distribution of food and other relief to thousands of residents and returned to Maiduguri safely 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”, Gusau stated.