Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum, has said the state’s security situation has seen a remarkable improvement of over 85%.
The governor who spoke to State House correspondents on Friday after meeting with President Bola Tinubu emphasized that economic activities are flourishing in the region, refuting claims of an increasing insurgency.
Governor Zulum commended the Nigerian army, police, paramilitary forces, and the airforce, highlighting the collaborative efforts in maintaining security in the state.
He also praised the service chiefs and the President of Nigeria for their commitment to addressing the security challenges.
Security Has Improved
He said “to be sincere and candid, security situation in Borno State has improved by more than 85 percent. Economic activities is ongoing perfectly in Borno State.
“I just read some script few days ago saying that Insurgency is increasing in Borno State. The story is not right. The Nigerian army is giving us the desired cooperation, the police, the paramilitary as well as airforce and all other components of the Nigerian military are supporting us.
“But most importantly, I want to assure you that as the chief security officer of Borno State, the state is doing well in terms of security.
“There’s serious improvement in our security situation. And I commend the service chiefs for their efforts and I commend the president of the federal republic of Nigeria.
Addressing concerns about local government areas previously under insurgent control, Governor Zulum affirmed that none of the 27 local government areas in Borno State are currently under insurgent control.
While some areas are still in the process of resettlement, notably Abadam and Gudabala local governments, he expressed confidence in the ongoing improvements.
Regarding his discussions with the President, Governor Zulum stated that President Tinubu has assured the government and people of the entire northeastern states of his commitment to providing the necessary equipment to combat insurgency, not only in the northeast but throughout the entire country.
By Francis Okoye
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