Insecurity: “We will sustain the fight against terrorism” – President Buhari
By Timothy Choji, Abuja
President Muhammadu Buhari has assured the people of the North-East region that his administration will sustain the ongoing onslaught against terrorists to ensure security of the region.
Borno State Governor, Professor Babagana Zulum disclosed this in an interview with State House Correspondents after a courtesy visit to the President by the Borno and Yobe State elders’ Forum.
He said the delegation was in the State House to express the appreciation of the citizens of the North-East to the Nigerian leader because steps taken so far by the federal government have helped a lot in restoring peace to the region.
“The Borno Elders’ Forum and Yobe Elders’ Forum met with Mr. President purposely to convey their appreciation to the federal government under the distinguished leadership of President Muhammedu Buhari and all the efforts he has made to address insecurity in the region.
“So far so good, the President has responded positively. He told the government and people of Borno and Yobe states that he will do everything possible within the available resources to ensure sustainability of the ongoing military operations in the region.
“The bottom line is that we came here to thank Mr. President and to ensure increased military and para-military presence in Borno and Yobe states and indeed the entire north east sub-region with a view to ensuring security of the nation” , he said.
Infrastructure and humanitarian support
The Governor however said the delegation requested for more infrastructure and humanitarian support for the North-East region.
“Again, the elders have raised their concerns to the President with a view to solving them, infrastructural deficits in Borno and Yobe States and the entire North-East region.
“They have also requested from the federal government sustained military operations which has been yielding fruitful results in recent times.
“In terms of improving social economic situation of the region, we have also requested increased government support in terms of humanitarian support, in terms of education and others”, he said.