Boko Haram: FG Has Assured On improved Intervention – Shettima


BEVERLY HILLS, September 04, (THEWILL) - The Borno State governor, Alhaji Kashim Shettima, disclosed on Thursday that the Federal Government has assured him of improved intervention to end the Boko Haram insurgency in the North East.

His revelation came amid apprehension over the threat posed by the insurgents in recent attacks and seizure of some towns in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa States currently under emergency rule.

Shettima disclosed this while speaking with internally displaced persons from Bama in some camps in Maiduguri, saying he was forced to cut short his trip to United Kingdom and Sudan.

Shettima, who arrived Maiduguri , the state capital, Thursday morning , visited the IDPs at the Government Girls Secondary School (GGSS), Yerwa and NYSC Orientation camp to assess the relief given to them following Monday morning Boko Haram attack on Bama .

Shettima, who said he had met with President Goodluck Jonathan and other service chiefs on the security situation in Bama and other areas of the state , stressing that “there were assurances that the Federal Government will continue to intervene and provide adequate military personnel and weapons to overcome the insurgents.”

The governor assured the IDPs of continued support, saying enough money has been been released to the committee set up by the state government under the chairmanship of Alhaji Usman Jidda Shuwa to cater for their welfare and feeding.

Shettima urged them to continue to pray for peace and end to the insurgency even as he appealed to Boko Haram members to embrace peace.