- Governor Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa state has revealed the zone that should produce the next president and how insurgency across the country would end
- Fintiri disclosed that if a president from the Northeastern region emerged in 2023, insurgency and banditry would be a thing of the past in Nigeria
- The governor noted that the efforts by the former chief of Army Staff, General Tukur Buratai was unproductive because due support was not given by the presidency
Yola, Adamawa state- Violent attacks have become a daily occurrence in some parts of the country.
Recently, the governor of Adamawa state, Ahmadu Fintiri, has expressed deep concern about the rising insecurity in Nigeria and he disclosed how it would be put to an end.
According to Fintiri, electing a president from the Northeast will bring an end to the insurgency being witnessed in parts of the country, The Punch reports.
Fintiri, who was represented by his Chief of Staff, Professor Maxwell Gidado, disclosed this at the 2021 North East Star Magazine awards, where he was honoured as the 'Governor of the Year'.
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The governor noted that insurgency in the Northeast would end within the first term of the presidency of any candidate of the Northeastern region.
He added that though the former chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, did his best in trying to bring the insurgency to the end, he said his effort only resulted in modest gains because the counter-insurgency efforts did not get 100 per cent support required from the presidency.
“The Boko Haram insurgency will be wiped out in the first term of a president from the North East. It is a popular saying that he, who wears the shoe, knows where it pinches him. Lt. Gen. Buratai did his best when he was at the helm of affairs.
“If he had been given 100 per cent support, I want to believe, he would have snuffed out the terrorists in Sambisa forest.”
Adamawa govt orders immediate closure of schools, gives crucial reason
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that the Adamawa state government has announced the closure of 30 boarding junior secondary schools in the state over insecurity.
It was reported that the state's commissioner of education and human capital development, Wilbina Jackson, made the closure.
Jackson said the closure takes effect on Monday, September 6, till further notice, AIT also stated.
FG orders total shut down of telecom services in Zamfara
In another development, the federal government has also reportedly ordered telecom networks to shut down services operating in Zamfara state for two weeks over the worsening security situation in the state.
The directive was issued on Friday, September 3, by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to all telecommunications providers in the country.
The order was issued in a letter signed by the executive vice-chairman and chief executive officer of NCC, Professor Umar Danbatta.