Borno State seeks more support to address security challenges

Timothy Choji, Abuja

L-R: Borno State Governor Professor Babagana Zulum and President Muhammadu Buhari

Borno State government is seeking for more support from the federal government in the area of addressing the boko haram menace that has bedevilled the State for some years.

The State Governor, Professor Babagana Zulum disclosed this to Journalists on Wednesday after a closed door meeting with President Muhamamdu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

He said: “Basically I am here to discuss with the President on how best the federal government will strengthen the existing situation on ground in Borno Sate, to improve on the current security situation and the means of livelihood to the entire people of Borno State.

“We want to address the root causes of the insurgency, the issue of access to roads, access to farmlands, strengthening our civilian Joint Task Force as well as the military, in order to perform their job better than before.”

The Governor on its part, the government of Borno State is collaborating with the military and Para-military agencies, in order to ensure adequate protection for its citizens.

“I am trying to strengthen the communities in the state to be resilient enough especially by providing them with the needed logistics like vehicles so that they can make surveillances in support of the military but by and large, our discussions with the military have gone well and we are doing everything possible within our reach to ensure that stability returns to Borno State,” the Governor assured.