– The insecurity in Borno is one that has got leaders in the northeast state worried
– Governor Babagana Zulum has never hidden his concerns and worries for the situation in Borno
– The governor has now asked citizens to pray against sponsors of Boko Haram and those reaping from insurgency
Borno governor, Professor Babagana Zulum on Saturday, October 17 held separate meetings with Islamic and Christian leaders in the state.
After the meeting, the governor declared Monday, October 19 as a day for the second round of statewide fasting and prayers for enduring peace in Borno state.
Zulum, in a media address, explained that his regular trips to front lines were not out of pride or attract attention but rather to satisfy his conscience and discharge his obligations to the people of Borno.
He expressed gratitude to the people of the state for the overwhelming support his administration has been accorded in the last 17 months.
Governor Zulum vowed that his government will continue to do whatever it can, within the limit of its resources and laws, to stand firm in the fight against Boko Haram, and in its plan for economic recovery, reconstruction, rehabilitation and resettlement efforts in the state.
The chairman of the NGF, Dr Kayode Fayemi, who led three other governors on a visit to Governor Zulum, issued the warning on Wednesday, September 30 in Maiduguri, the state capital.
Meanwhile, following the recent attacks on the convoy of Governor Zulum, a group of North-East elders under the aegis of Coalition for North East Elders for Peace and Development, advised President Muhammadu Buhari to rejig the country’s security architecture.
Chairman of the group, Engineer Zana Goni and secretary, Dr Muhammed Misua, in a statement sent to journalists on Saturday, September 26, said the military has come to what they called “breaking point.”
The group noted that there might be low morale among the military personnel on the front-lines occasioned by fighting equipment and the long-overdue retirement of those heading various branches of the armed forces.
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