Boko Haram: Borno people are no longer safe – Shehu of Borno cries out

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Contrary to the recent declaration by the Chief of Army Staff LT Gen Tukur Buratai that the country is safe, the Shehu of Borno, Alhaji Abubakar Ibn Umar Garbai Elkanem has declared that the citizens of the state are not safe anymore.

The monarch was speaking against the backdrop of the recent attack on the state governor Babagana Zulum by Boko Haram.

The Borno monarch also declared that citizens of the state are no longer safe and requested the people to raise their hands and seek the face of Allah in prayers.

The Shehu who was reacting to the attack on the convoy of Gov. Babagana Umara Zulum at Baga last Wednesday during a traditional Sallah homage to the governor described the incident as “very unfortunate and a great pity”.

“Your Excellency, we are not happy about what has happened in Baga the other time, it is very unfortunate and a great pity. If the convoy of the whole Chief Security Officer of the state will be attacked, then wallahi nobody is safe, because he is the number one citizen of the state, he is the Chief Security Officer of the State.

“If a convoy of such highly placed people in the State will be attacked, I repeat, nobody is safe. The matter is getting worse, I urge everyone to raise up our hands to seek Allah’s intervention,” the royal father said.

The Shehu during his remarks also called on all people living in Borno to take the COVID-19 pandemic seriously by complying with all medical directives and preventive protocols to mitigate the spread of the virus in the state.

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The royal father was equally disturbed by the indiscriminate felling of trees which is aggravating the desertification, while calling on the government to reintroduce the annual and regular tree planting as it was the practice in the past.

Gov. Zulum in a brief remark expressed his gratitude to the royal father for his homage.

He assured that his Government will look at the possibility of addressing the issues raised.

It would be recalled that the Chief of Army Staff , who is an Indigene of Borno State stated that Nigeria is safer and more secured now than it was five years ago

He made the statement on Sunday, July 26, when he visited wounded soldiers receiving treatment at the 44 Nigerian Army Reference Hospital, in Kaduna,

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