- Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno on Wednesday, April 10, visited and held separate closed door meetings with some security chiefs
- The governor was accompanied to the meetings by some members of the National Assembly from the state
- Governor Shettima said at the end of the meetings, the Borno state government and the military reached a common ground on certain issues
Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno and some National Assembly members, on Wednesday, April 10, visited and held separate closed door meetings with some security chiefs over the spate of insecurity in the state.
The security chiefs were minister of defence, Mansur Dan-Ali; chief of army staff, Lieutenant-General Tukur Buratai and director-general of Department of Security Service (DSS), Yusuf Bichi.
The meetings which were at the instance of Shettima, discussed the recent relocation of residents in Jakana (a town in Konduga local government area) to an IDPs camp in Maiduguri, which the military in Borno state said was for operational purpose in the ongoing fight against Boko Haram.
The governor and his delegation first met with DSS director general at the service headquarters about 1:30p.m, before meeting defence minister at a private residence about 4p.m, after which the delegation was at the army headquarters at 5 pm for another meeting with Buratai for more than one hour.
Briefing journalists at the end of the meetings, Governor Shettima said the meeting was informed by issues arising from the relocation of communities in Jakana, Auno and Mainok located in Kaga and Konduga LGAs in the state.
He said at the end of the meetings, the Borno state government and the military reached a common ground.
The governor was accompanied by chairmen of Senate and House of Representatives committees on defence, Abubakar Kyari and Betara Aliyu respectively; chairman, Senate committee on rules and business, Baba Garbai and two House of Representatives members-elect.
Meanwhile, Senator Shehu Sani has berated some state governors in Nigeria who spend more time in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja than their states.
According to the senator representing Kaduna central senatorial district, the governors spend days in Abuja all in the name of meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari.
“While their states are in flames,most of the Governors spent Mondays to Thursdays in Abuja in the name of meeting with Mr President. And on Fridays, praying with Mr President in the Villa mosques,” he tweeted.
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