Attack on Gov. Zulum: PGF wants FG to block all channels of funding for Boko Haram

…commensurates with Zulum over attack, loss of life 

Obiora Ifoh, Abuja

The Progressive Governors Forum, PGF has warned that until the channels of funding illicit activities of the Boko Haram insurgency is blocked, the security in the North East will remain fragile. 

PGF also called on every Nigerians to be strengthened by the determination of Borno state Governor, Babagana Zulum to expedite peacebuilding process in his State and indeed the whole of North East. 

The PGF while commiserating 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 said the attack was an attempt to derail the rehabilitation efforts of the state government. 

In a statement by the Forum’s chairman, Abubakar Atiku Bagudu, Governor of Kebbi state said, “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. 

“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. 

“We, on our part, shall continue 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.”

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