Northern Governors’ Forum has condemned the attack on the convoy of Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State by suspected members of Boko Haram.
The forum made this known in a statement on Thursday by the Director of Press and Public Affairs of the forum, Dr Makut Macham.
It said the Chairman of the forum and governor of Plateau, Simon Lalong, on behalf of his colleague condemned the attack. The forum noted that the attack was an act to frustrate Zulum’s efforts in ensuring the well-being of the vulnerable in the state.
He said: “This regrettable attack shows the desperation by enemies of peace and humanity at large to jeopardise all efforts towards making life easier for victims of violence in the state over the years.
”The Northern Governors Forum strongly condemns this attack and stands with Gov. Zulum who has demonstrated courage in personally reaching out to people in need despite the dangers.
”We urge him not to be deterred as he keeps working with security agencies to protect the lives and property of the people.”