No Shaking! Zulum Dispels Reports Boko Haram Has Appointed ‘Governor’ Over Parts Of Borno

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No Shaking! Zulum Dispels Reports Boko Haram Has Appointed 'Governor' Over Parts Of Borno

Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum on Monday said reports of the appointment of a governor over some territories in the state by Boko Haram and Islamic State of West African Province (ISWAP), have not been authenticated.

Inisting that he was fully in charge of the state, Governor Zulum said there was nothing contrary to show the emergence of any parallel government in the state.

Zulum made the clarification on Monday while speaking with State House correspondents after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa, Abuja.

Governor Zulum also revealed that his administration was not investigating the issue.

There had been reports recently that the insurgents had appointed one Abba Kaka as the governor under a new leadership restructuring by an interim council.

Governor Zulum said: “We are yet to validate the authenticity of this report that ISWAP appointed governor in Borno State. So, as the governor of the state, I think it’s not right for me to speak on something that I don’t have full knowledge of.

“This report is not authenticated. You have just seen somebody writing something in social media, I think it’s on Facebook or something like that. You’re a journalist and I think we have to prove reports beyond reasonable doubts, before commenting on such reports.

“As far as I’m concerned, I’m the governor of Borno State and I don’t have any information that we have another government in Borno State. And I’m very much in charge.”

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