Governor Zulum wants military to rout out ISWAP fighters from their enclaves.


Borno state Governor Babagana Zulum while receiving Senate Committee on the Army led by Senator Ali Ndume at Government House Maiduguri.

By Dauda Iliya

Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum has called for urgent security measures to curtail the increasing presence of Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) fighters in some parts of the State.

Governor Zulum disclosed this when he received the Senate Committee on Army led by Senator Mohammed Ali Ndume at the Council Chamber of the Government House in Maiduguri.

The Governor added that ISWAP fighters are better armed, better equipped, more intelligent and more sophisticated than Boko Haram, and they grow spontaneously. Hence the the need to pursue the terrorists. 

He however confirmed that the State has started witnessing the gradual return of peace, acknowledging the support of the Federal Government, Service Chiefs and members of the armed forces. 

“Indeed the current Theater Commander and the GOCs have been giving their cooperation” Zulum said.

Left: Chairman Senate committee on Army Senator Ali Ndume, Senator Abba Moro and Senator Hassan Gusau during a courtesy visit to Governor Babagana Zulum.

On the mass surrender of Boko Haram insurgents, Governor Babagana Zulum said it is already resulting to some stability especially in the areas of agriculture. 

Earlier, Chairman Senate Committee on Army, Senator Mohammed Ndume said they were at the Government House to commend Governor Zulum for the support he has been rendering to the Army towards restoring peace to the State and nation at large.

The Senate Committee’s delegation included Senator Abba Moro, representing Benue South, and Vice Chairman of the Committee, Senator Hassan Gusau, Senator Kola Balogun from Oyo South Senatorial district, and Senator Bulus K. Amos from Gombe South. 

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