According to report reaching oyogist.com, the Borno state governor, Babagana Zulum, has reportedly said that President Muhammadu Buhari has performed tremendously well in tackling the security challenges affecting the Northeast better than his predecessors.
Governor Zulum made this known while addressing the Northern Elders from the Arewa Consultative Forum, which was led by the chairman of the forum’s board of trustee, Ambassador Shehu Malami and the forum’s executive chairman, Chief Audu Ogbeh on Sunday in Maiduguri.
“From statewide statistics on affairs in the 27 local government areas since 2011, the fact is that despite the recent happenings in Borno State, the security situation in Borno State and indeed that of the Entire North East Sub-region is still far better under Buhari, and this is based on records.”
“For instance, unlike the years before Buhari when a number of local government were no-go-areas, we now have citizens led by our traditional rulers, safely back to Bama, Gwoza, Askira-Uba, Dikwa, Ngala, Monguno, Kukawa, Damboa, Konduga, Mafa, all of which no one could visit not talk of living there. Our emirs were all in exile.”
“Today, Bama is coming back to life and so is Askira-Uba, Damboa, Gwoza and others. Life is even returning go Baga. This was impossible before Buhari.“
“In fact it was not possible to move few kilometers out of Maiduguri. Insurgents were so bold to attack and take over military facilities like the army barrack at Monguno, Bama, Giwa Barrack and Multinational Joint Task Force Headquarters at Baga to mention just a few.”
“There were daily attacks bomb blasts in many parts of Maiduguri, the most populated part of the state but all of these have stopped under Buhari. These are the records and no one can dispute these records,” Governor Zulum stated.
Gov. Zulum also noted that the terrorist were looking for cheap publicity and that the people of Borno will keep up their collection efforts in sustaining peace in the state.