- Governor Zulum of Borno state has sought external aide from the Arab countries
- Zulum made the plea on Tuesday, January 5, while playing host to the Palestinian ambassador to Nigeria, Saleh Fheied Saleh, in Maiduguri
- The governor, however, said that the state has not been enjoying the support of the Arab countries in the fight against insurgency
Following the incessant killings orchestrated by the dreaded Boko Haram in the northeast, the Borno governor, Babagana Zulum, has declared that Arab countries have not given support to the state in the fight against insurgency.
TheCable reports that Borno and other parts of the northeast have been under attacks by insurgents in the last decade.
Legit.ng gathered that while receiving Saleh Fheied Saleh, Palestinian ambassador to Nigeria on Tuesday, January 5, the governor said despite sharing cultural and religious similarities with the Arab countries, only countries from the West have shown concern about the plight of the Borno people.
Zulum said the level of concern never came from Arab countries with whom millions of Borno people share the similarity in religion and culture.
Reacting to Zulum's statement, the Palestinian ambassador informed Zulum of plans to support the Borno government in some areas of need.
Saleh added that among Borno people in Palestine, one Fatima Barnawi was once a minister and a police chief.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that President Muhammadu Buhari, on Sunday, January 3, reacted to the latest round of attacks by militants in Zaroumdareye, a border town between Niger Republic and Mali.
It was reported that the president expressed shock that 70 innocent people were killed in a statement by his spokesperson, Garba Shehu.
Buhari was quoted as saying that the incident was another clarion call for united action against terrorism by African leaders.
In another report, Professor Khalifa Dikwa, the Dean of Borno Elders Forum, expressed worry over the rising security in the northeastern state of Borno.
The respected academic said outside Maiduguri, the state capital, people living in Borno state are not safe.
The socio-political analyst noted that even where Boko Haram insurgents are not physically present, they are psychologically there, disturbing the people.
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