MAIDUGURI, North-East, Nigeria – The Shehu of Borno, Alhaji Ibn Umar Garbai Elkanemi, on Friday, July 31, 2020 has raised concern over the lingering insecurity in the state, saying that Borno State is no longer safe.
The Royal Father stated this in response to attack on Governor Babagana Zulum’s convoy when he paid the latter traditional sallah homage at the Government House.
The Governor’s convoy had came under gun shots in Baga town, Kukawa Local Government Area of the state on Wednesday, July 29, 2020.
“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 Chief Security Officer of the state will be attacked, then, ‘wallahi’ nobody is safe, because he is the number one citizen of the state. If the convoy of such highly placed person in the State will be attacked, I repeat, nobody is safe. The matter is getting worst, I urge everyone to raise up our hands to seek for Allah’s intervention,” he said.
Speaking on the COVID-19 pandemic, the royal father urged the citizens to continue to adhere strictly to all preventive protocols advocated by health experts.
On the environment, the Shehu lamented over the high rate at which trees are cut in the state; and urged the Government to take urgent steps in mitigating this dangerous act before leading to a serious environmental problem.
He called for the reintroduction of tree planting, which has been a regular practice in the past.
Zulum thanked the Shehu of Borno for the visit and assured him of Government’s readiness to address the issues raised by the royal father.