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Nigerians are expressing anger towards the recent attack on the convoy of Governor Babagana Umaru Zulum, leading to 30 loss of life yesterday.

Casualties recorded from the Friday surprise raid on the Zulum’s’ convoy within the restive Borno State had made twice as much as extra bodies had been discovered, which now involved 12 police officers, 5 soldiers, 4 members of a civilian militia, and 9 civilians.

This is showing up days after Dahiru Bako, a Nigerian Army Colonel, and a number of other of his men were reportedly killed in a surprise attack by the rampaging insurgents at Sabon Gari-Wajiroko axis in Damboa Local Government Area of the state.

North-East elders, yesterday reiterated their demand on President Muhammad Buhari to instantly re-jig the safety equipment in the country and rid Service Chiefs of their jobs.

The group, under the auspices of Coalition for North-East Elders for Peace and Development (CNEEPD), in an assertion tagged, ‘Military Now At Breaking Point, It’s Time For Change of Guard’, endorsed by the Chairman and his secretary, Engr. Zana Goni and Dr. Muhammed Misua, started that at this level the army, which is at the fore of prosecuting the battle towards the enemies within the two regions of the country, has come to a breaking point.

The statement noted that they are frightened of the ceaseless and relentless onslaughts on armies and civilian residents leading to enormous losses within the North East regardless of repeated assurances from the service chiefs.


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