Borno State Is Now Safer Than Abuja, Sokoto, Kaduna And Other States – Governor Shettima

Borno State Is Now Safer Than Abuja, Sokoto, Kaduna And Other States – Governor Shettima

Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State has said his state that
has been under attacks by Boko Haram terrorists in the last 10 years is
now safer for  business compared to states like Sokoto, Zamfara, Katsina
and Abuja the Federal Capital Territory, FCT.

Shettima  who spoke when Chairman House Committee on Army, Rima
Shawulu led other members of the House of Representatives on a courtesy
call at the Government House, Maiduguri, said although there were
pockets of attacks masterminded by degraded insurgents in some parts of
the state,  it was lamentable that the insurgents were given much more
publicity than  Nigerian security forces.

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According to him: “The military and other security agencies are doing
their best in Borno State, the only problem now is the inadequate
publicity accorded to our military operations. For example, when Boko
Haram attacks and kill even one person, it will be celebrated on the
front page of our newspapers, but when military kill dozens of
insurgents and capture several others alive, such success against the
insurgents will be published in a tight corner of our newspapers.

“Our Military is now overwhelmed with the increasing security
challenges in some parts of the country, there is the deployment of
soldiers in Zamfara, Sokoto, Katsina, and many volatile states of the
federation despite paucity of funds and inadequate personnel.

“Presently, Borno is safer than Abuja, Zamfara, Katsina, Sokoto and
other volatile states of the federation. This is because in Borno, we
don’t have cases of kidnapping, banditry as obtained in other states
mentioned earlier. I want to appeal to this Committee to serve as a
soul, driver and consciousness of our great nation, for peace to reign.
We in Borno do not have issue of kidnapping or banditry, and I believe
very soon we will overcome our security challenges.” 

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