Shettima urges Army to end Boko Haram insurgency in North East
Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima yesterday urged troops of Nigerian Army intensify their efforts end Boko Haram insurgency that has claimed many lives and property in the North-East sub-region of the country.
The Governor made the appeals on Sunday, while addressing member of the State Executive Council (SEC) and other top government officials at the Government House, Maiduguri.
His words: “Although our troops have recorded tremendous successes against the Boko Haram insurgents, but the recent incessant attacks and bombings in various parts of this state, is very much worrisome to us all.
“We have also commended President Muhammadu Buhari and the Army for their efforts in fighting the Boko Haram insurgency and terrorism.”He said in the last two weeks, the troops had tremendous security challenges in Chibok, Damboa, Maiduguri metropolis, including the nooks and crannies of the state.
This he explained: “We were literary attacked by the insurgents from different angles. Yes, we had recorded lots of successes before.”He urged the Army to strive hard in containing the recent incessant attacks of insurgents.
Shettima however noted: “We witnessed lots of setbacks in a short while. All hands must be on deck for us to have a lasting peace not only in Borno but the entire Northeast sub-region.”
He said: “It is not for us to take two steps forward and one step backwards. It is not for us to wake up to be reluctant to open our phones for fear of getting uncomplimentary stories about attacks in the state.
He said government would continue to reach out to security establishments toward ending this madness of insurgents that destroyed many lives and property in Borno and other affected states in the North-East.“We would continue talking with the security establishments toward coming up with robust platform to address the security challenge that had refused to go,” he said.