No attack on Zulum’s convoy, security aides; media aide clarifies

* Neither Governor Babagana Umara Zulum nor any component of his convoy was attacked by any insurgent - Gusau

The Periscope Reporter

An online media, not the Periscope Sunday, reported that there was another attack by Boko Haram on the convoy of Borno State Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum

Governor Zulum’s spokesman, Malam Isa Gusau, in a statement issued immediately after the release of what was considered as obnoxious fallacy on Sunday, said the governor traveled to Baga, spent a day supervising the distribution of food and other relief materials to thousands of residents and returned to Maiduguri safely without any 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.

“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 organisations 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 organisation that wants further clarification may wish to contact the Nigerian military.

“Meanwhile, Governor Zulum appreciates all well wishers and he gratefully commends armed forces and civilian volunteers for the relentless efforts to fully regain lasting peace in Borno State” the statement read in part.

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