ABUJA: BORNO State Governor, Alhaji Kashim Shettima has praised the security agents for repelling insurgents from attacking the state capital, Maiduguri.
He called on the people of the state to stay calm and reassured that security forces were making frantic efforts to safeguard lives and property in the state.
The governor, in a press statement by his media aide, Mallam Isa Gusau, said his administration was providing all necessary support to armed forces involved in counter insurgency operations across the state and would continue to do everything possible until territories insurgents seized were reclaimed and sustainable peace and stability achieved.
“Our armed forces gallantly repelled attacks on parts of Borno State. We must commend their patriotic efforts. We are very much in touch with leaders of security forces and we will continue to afford them all the support they need as we have always done from our first day in office till date. So long as we have the resources, we will continue to regard the efforts to reclaim peace, our number one area of commitments, ” Shettima said.
“ I want to reassure the good people of Borno State that we will never abdicate from our responsibility as those they entrusted with leadership. I was supposed to be in Abuja this morning for an important engagement but I have canceled all engagements outside Borno State. We will remain behind with our people through thick and thin as we have been doing as a matter of constitutional and moral covenant, his statement read.
He regretted the attack in Monguno, headquarters of Monguno local government area in northern part of the state, which resulted to death many residents and mass exodus of citizens who are now taking refuge in different parts of the state.
The governor said his administration was screening and taking records of surviving victims from Monguno with a view to accommodating them and offering them immediate palliatives as internally displaced persons.
SOURCE: CAJ NEWS AGENCY