Babagana Zulum, governor of Borno, says it is his responsibility to let President Muhammadu Buhari know the truth about the security situation in the north-east.


For over a decade, the region had continued to suffer attacks from Boko Haram insurgents.

The insurgents recently launched a series of attacks, especially across Borno towns, killing many residents.

They have also been attacking military formations in the region.

Speaking with journalists after a meeting with the president on Monday night, Zulum said there is a need to seek support to address insurgency in the region.

The governor expressed regret over how hundreds of people have fled their homes, rendering many towns deserted.

In Borno, particularly, brigade headquarters was attacked. Many soldiers, men and officers of the Nigerian army were killed,” he said.

“Let me use this opportunity to extend my condolences to the families of the deceased. God, in His infinite wisdom, forgive them.

“I think it is my own responsibility to come and say the truth to Mr. President; let him know what is going on in the entire north-east sub-region.

“I think there is the need for us to get support for us to succeed in this war against insurgents. It’s very pathetic.