Solution in sight for boko haram insurgency-Borno Governor

Timothy Choji, Abuja


Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum says solution is in sight for the boko haram insurgency troubling the North-East zone of the country.

He gave the assurance on Friday, while briefing State House Correspondents, after a closed-door meeting with President Buhari.

The Governor however said there is need to re-evaluate the security architecture in order to make it more effective.

“The discussions that I had with the President shows that we are getting to an end very soon and I am optimistic that we shall get enough support.

“Right now, we are receiving a lot of support but we are also appealing that the system be strengthened, to look into the porosity of the system and evaluate the system with a view to enhancing it,” he said.

The Governor sympathized with citizens of the state affected by recent attacks form the insurgents.

He said the civilian Joint Task Force in the state would be strengthened to enhance their capacity.

The Governor said the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) is critical to ending insurgency in his State.

He therefore canvassed for support for the CJTF in collaborating with security personnel to end the insurgency.

Governor Zulum blamed the increasing attacks in the state to its bordering three countries; Niger, Chad and Cameroun, as well as its desert climate.