Governor Babagana Umara Zulum of Borno State has said the security situation in the northeast region has been better under President Muhammadu Buhari.
This, he said is based on records from the 27 LGAs and in spite of the recent killing of farmers by Boko Haram in Jere Local Government.
Zulum was speaking on Sunday, during a meeting with leaders of the Arewa Consultative Forum in Maiduguri, led by chairman of the forum’s board of trustee, Ambassador Shehu Malami and the forum’s executive chairman, Chief Audu Ogbeh.
Zulum said, “From statewide statistics on affairs in the 27 local government areas since 2011, the fact is that despite the recent happenings in Borno State, the security situation in Borno State and indeed that of the Entire North East Sub-region is still far better under Buhari, and this is based on records.
“For instance, unlike the years before Buhari when a number of local government were no-go-areas, we now have citizens led by our traditional rulers, safely back to Bama, Gwoza, Askira-Uba, Dikwa, Ngala, Monguno, Kukawa, Damboa, Konduga, Mafa, all of which no one could visit not talk of living there. Our emirs were all in exile.”
He said, “Today, Bama is coming back to live and so is Askira-Uba, Damboa, Gwoza and others. Live is even returning go Baga. This was impossible before Buhari. In fact was not possible to move few kilometers out of Maiduguri.
“Insurgents were so bold to attack and take over military facilities like the army barrack at Monguno, Bama, Giwa Barrack and Multinational Joint Task Force Headquarters at Baga to mention just a few. There were daily attacks bomb blasts in many parts of Maiduguri, the most populated part of the state but all of these have stopped under Buhari. These are the records and no one can dispute these records.”