- President Buhari has done well for the people of Borno, the state governor, Babagana Zulum has revealed
- This is coming from Zulum despite the fact that Boko Haram is still killing the people on a regular basis
- According to the governor, before Buhari came to power, things were way worse
Borno state governor, Babagana Umara Zulum, has declared that President Muhammadu Buhari has still performed better in handling Borno’s security challenges.
The governor disclosed this despite the continuous attack by the Boko Haram insurgents in the state.
Governor Zulum disclosed this on Sunday, December 6, while addressing northern elders from the Arewa Consultative Forum in Maiduguri.
The elders were led by the chairman of the forum’s board of trustee, Ambassador Shehu Malami and its executive chairman, Chief Audu Ogbeh, Daily Trust reports.
“Today, Bama is coming back to life and so is Askira-Uba, Damboa, Gwoza and others. Life is even returning go Baga. This was impossible before Buhari.
“In fact it was not possible to move few kilometers out of Maiduguri. Insurgents were so bold to attack and take over military facilities like the army barrack at Monguno, Bama, Giwa Barrack and Multinational Joint Task Force Headquarters at Baga to mention just a few."
In another development, a report indicated that the festering insecurity across the 19 northern states in Nigeria has turned the northern establishment, comprising elders, academics, prominent clerics, traders, farmers and a segment of the public against President Buhari.
According to the report, the regional leaders, who hitherto were supporters of the president, are now of the view that Buhari had woefully failed in meeting the yearnings and aspirations of the region, especially regarding the security of lives and properties, thus the calls for his resignation.
Legit.ng had reported that the gale of the calls for the president’s head was aggravated by the recent massacre of rice farmers in Zabarmari village in Jere local government area of Borno state by Boko Haram terrorists.
Meanwhile, Nigerians have reacted to the governor's statement on social media with many faulting him.
Pico Sam wrote in his response:
"Boko Haram never attack past governors' convoy in the history of Borno state and Nigeria as well. Continue."
Ekottson All Hanson said:
"I like those that speak out the truth. Others are Buhari enemies who will never see anything good from Buhari."
Oliveth Collins added:
"This is Zulum you want me to hail. He has never come hard on Buhari after all the killings in his own state? Have you heard him talk about change of security chiefs? Please stop hailing him. They are all the same with common agenda."
Kolawole Useni also said:
"He has spoilt it with sentiment again. Always they have sympathy for each other and that's why the whole trash refuses to end in that region."
In a related development, the Northern Elders Forum has called for the resignation of Buhari due to the rising insecurity in the country.
Speaking during an interview on Channels Television on Wednesday, December 2, the spokesman of the forum, Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, said facts on ground due to insecurity is enough for the president to resign.
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