- President Muhammadu Buhari has been commended for his achievements in securing Gombe state
- A resident of the state, Ali Goje, said the security situation in Gombe changed after the president assumed office in 2015
- According to Goje, a whole clan of political thugs were always tormenting the people of the state before the president came into power
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A resident of Gombe state, Alhaji Ali Goje, has said that the flushing of Boko Haram terrorists and other violent groups in the state has been achieved through the sustained efforts and commitment of President Muhammadu Buhari's administration.
Goje, while speaking with some journalists on Monday, August 17, said the present administration's aim is to secure Nigeria's territory against any form of terrorist attack.
According to Goje, Gombe state has benefitted immensely from the President Buhari administration in the area of security.
While recalling what Gombe went through in the past, Goje said before President Buhari's assumption into office, the security situation in the state was bad.
He said Gombe state was considered as one of the sleeper cells of Boko Haram because the terrorists kept their reserve fighters who many times unleashed violence on the people of the state.
In addition to the terrorists who were threatening the peace and security of the state, Goje said that there was a whole clan of political thugs being raised in the name of Yan Kalare and Sara Suka.
He said the political thugs at that time were equally tormenting the people of the state and made life so unbearable for them.
He also said that the combination of these violent groups enthroned a regime of violence in Gombe which made life unbearable for the common man in the state.
"People were afraid to go about their normal business because of the activities of terrorists who had gradually crept into the state and were manifesting in many forms," Goje said.
He said the explosions and sounds of gunshots arising from that incident alone when the Boko Haram seized a checkpoint and tried to enter Gombe before they were repelled, was traumatizing enough.
Goje says he strongly believes that the coming of President Buhari has helped restore normalcy, peace and tranquillity to the nooks and crannies of Gombe State.
He thanked President Buhari for restoring peace and security in Gombe saying it is something the people of the state cannot forget in a hurry.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that a civil society organisation on Sunday, August 16, urged Nigerians to join hands in protecting the nation's security interest.
The organisation said focusing on issues that bind citizens together is paramount to a sustained development for Nigeria as a country.
In other news, some youths under the auspice of National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) have accused disgruntled politicians of peddling fake reports about President Buhari.
The youth group led by Solomon Adodo urged every Nigerian youth to be careful of some powerful politicians allegedly sponsoring fake security reports and divisive narratives against the president.
Adodo said the disgruntled politicians take part in the heinous activities with the aim of discrediting the achievements of President Buhari.
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