Borno situation can consume Nigeria, says Fayemi

Borno situation can consume Nigeria, says Fayemi

- The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) is concerned about the situation in Borno State

- Its chairman, Dr Kayode Fayemi has warned that the insurgency in the state is capable of consuming the whole nation

- Fayemi gave the warning on Wednesday, September 30 when he led some of his colleagues on a visit to the state

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The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) has warned that the situation in Borno may consume Nigeria if nothing is done to change the tide of attacks by Boko Haram insurgents in the state.

The Chairman of the NGF, Dr Kayode Fayemi, who led three other governors on a visit to their Borno counterpart, Babagana Zulum, issued the warning on Wednesday, September 30 in Maiduguri, the state capital.

Borno situation can consume Nigeria, says Fayemi
Dr Fayemi presenting N100million cheque donation of the NGF to Governor Zulum during the visit. Photo credit: @GovBorno
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His words:

“If we do not tame the tide of the problem that we are seeing here, it will inexorably consume our entire country. That’s why we must associate with you; we must demonstrate solidarity and show concern.”

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Fayemi, however, admonished Zulum to exercise caution in his activities in the state, especially as he has been a target of attacks by the terrorists in recent times. had earlier reported that Governor Zulum pleaded with the federal government to seek the support of the Chadian army in the fight against Boko Haram during the visit of his colleagues.

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Meanwhile, following the recent attacks on the convoy of Governor Zulum, a group of North-East elders under the aegis of Coalition for North East Elders for Peace and Development (CNEEPD), advised President Muhammadu Buhari to rejig the country's security architecture.

Chairman of the group, Engineer Zana Goni and secretary, Dr Muhammed Misua, in a statement sent to journalists on Saturday, September 26, said the military has come to what they called “breaking point.”

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The group noted that there might be low morale among the military personnel on the front-lines occasioned by fighting equipment and the long-overdue retirement of those heading various branches of the armed forces.

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