Upsurge in Boko Haram attacks:Borno governor takes case to Buhari

Borno Governor, Professor Babagana Umara  on Friday met with President Muhammadu Buhari over rising attack by Boko Haram in the state.

The three local governments in the state, Konduga, Gubio and Magumeri were attacked by the insurgents in the last one week.

The governor, in a press release by his spokesman, Mallam Isa Gusau, was said to have had one-on-one meeting with Mr. President at Aso Villa in Abuja.

Gusau said the meeting was at the Governor’s instance, and was held after the Juma’at prayers. 

The spokesman, said at the meeting, Borno Governor gave security updates, in the aftermath of the attacks carried out by the insurgents on Wednesday night in Gubio and Magumeri local government areas as well as Thursday attacks in Wanori, Kalari and Dori villages of Konduga.

Gusau added that Umara ‎gave analysis of security situation particularly in northern part of the state where attacks have become more prevalent.

He noted that the presidential meeting identified measures being adopted by the federal government with assurances of continued strengthening of ongoing efforts towards enduring peace and stability in Borno State and rest of the northeast. 

Gusau noted the governor who left the Villa at about 4pm had on Thursday met with the Vice President over the same subject. 

He said the governor took advantage of his participation at the National Economic Council meeting at the Villa, to meet the Vice President on the sideline. 

Gusau recalled that the Governor was twice in Gubio on 11th and 14th August over issues of security.

He said during the visit the governor met with the then Theatre Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, Maj. Gen. Benson Akinroluyo and Commander  of 5 brigade in charge of Gubio.

He noted that at the meeting assurances of sustained military presence was given by the commanders.

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