Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State has asked the Nigeria military to forget about domestic election and focus on the war against Boko Haram terrorists.
He stated this while speaking at the opening ceremony of the combined Chief of Army Staff Quarterly Conference in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, on Tuesday.
Naija News reports that the Ondo State governorship election will hold on Saturday, October 10, 2020.
Speaking at the event, Zulum expressed surprise with the comments of the Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, while urging the military to concentrate more on its counter-insurgency operation in the North-East.
He said: “When the Chief of Army talked about the success story of Edo election and forthcoming Ondo poll, I was a bit scared because I want the attention of the Nigeria Military to be in the forefront fighting the insurgency.”
According to the Borno governor, the army needs to carry out confidence-building and confidence-sharing with the communities where they are currently carrying out various operations.
Governor Zulum charged the army to embark on clinical clearance of Boko Haram remnants.
He also urged the Nigeria military to the the battle to the doorstep of Boko Haram insurgents.
Zulum stated that he was ready to commend the miltary whenever it records successes and criticise anytime it acted wrongly.