Boko Haram:Borno, Yobe Governors Meet Buhari, Discuss Security, Resettlement Of IDPs

By Bukar Bolori 

Sustaining the recent gains on Boko Haram and issue of resettlement of displaced persons in the ongoing insurgency were discussed with President Muhammadu Buhari by the governors, monarchs and elders of Borno and Yobe states.

A statement on Tuesday by the spokesman of Borno State Governor Babagana Zulum, Mallam Isa Gusau said the team from the two states was led by his principal.

The statement said Borno State Governor, Prof. Babagana Umara Zulum, on Tuesday led a high delegation of elders and stakeholders from Borno and Yobe States to a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa. 

He revealed that the delegation had Governor of Yobe State, Mai-Mala Buni, former governors of Borno State, Ashiek Jarma and Senator Kashim Shettima, Shehu of Borno, Alhaji Garbai Elkanemi, and Emir of Fika, Alhaji Muhammadu Idrissa.  

He said: “The high level meeting, it was learnt, focused on sustaining recent gains made by the military in the fight against Boko Haram in the northeast. 

“The interaction also discussed resettlement of the internally displaced persons to communities and villages that are safe, rehabilitation and reconstruction of major Federal roads in Borno and Yobe states, among others.”

He said Zulum told journalists after the meeting that the President had assured of sustained military offensive in the ongoing operations in Borno and other parts of the northeast.

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