Amidst the numerous spates of terrorism and Fulani bandits attack, reports has it that Borno state governor, Governor Babagana Zulum, has handed power over to his deputy, Umar Kadafur, to serve as acting governor from April 29 to May 19.
It came after lawmakers in Borno gave approval for Deputy Governor Umar to serve in that capacity after Zulum made the request in a letter dated April 26.
This is coming amidst reports that an Army commanding officer and seven soldiers were reportedly killed when Boko Haram insurgents affiliated to the Islamic State of West African Province (ISWAP) attacked two Army bases in Borno State on Sunday May 2nd.
The terrorist group attacked a base in Ajiri, about 20 kilometres (12 miles) away from Maiduguri, the Borno state capital, according AFP.
A similar attack had been carried out earlier on Saturday night when the insurgents hit a base in Rann in the same state, the military sources said.
Whether the move by the governor is the right one waits to be justified.