Governor of Borno, Babagana Zulum, has reacted following the recent attack by suspected Boko Haram insurgents which claimed the lives of some security operatives.
Zulum’s reaction was contained in a statement issued by his spokesman, Isa Gusau, on Saturday.
The governor commended the security operatives who paid the ultimate price in the line of duty.
The statement read: “Governor Babagana Umara Zulum is saddened by this unfortunate carnage. He shares the grief of families of these 11 priceless heroes to whom Borno shall remain grateful.
“The governor prays for the repose of their souls and urges all stakeholders to remain committed to ongoing peace building efforts.
“Zulum is of the opinion that we must continue to keep hope alive even in the face of tribulations, and believe that with sustained efforts and prayers, Borno will eventually regain peace.
“The situation facing us is a tough one but we must choose between doing something which gives us some hope and doing nothing which will leave us more vulnerable to Boko Haram’s ultimate wish to take over Borno and bring it under their sovereign brutal administration.”