Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum has visited persons affected by a rocket attack carried out by Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists in Maiduguri to sympathise with them.
The army had earlier said there was no need to panic as it had the situation under control.
Although no life was reported lost, houses, cars, and other properties were destroyed by the multiple rockets attack.
Zulum expressed concern that the insurgents came close to Maiduguri before firing the explosives and asked the military to wake up and ensure adequate patrols.
“It seems the insurgents came very close to the town, the military has to wake up and ensure adequate surveillance. This is something that we can avert its occurrence. For the insurgents to have come such close to fire rockets, I think there is something wrong that we should have to check.” Zulum said.
The Governor assured that government will do everything to prevent further attacks on Maiduguri and its environs.
“We have to fortify Maiduguri town, we have to ensure adequate patrols on a daily basis to avert future attacks. It is very sad and unfortunate we have to witness this kind of attack at this time,” Zulum said.
Governor Zulum sympathized to those affected by the attack.
“I wish to sympathize with those affected by today’s attack, I will constitute a small committee to ascertain the level of the damage and advise government on how to avert future occurrence,” Zulum said.