Lai Mohammed must explain Borno, Adamawa Boko Haram attacks: Fayose

By The Rainbow

Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has described the Sunday and

Monday's Boko Haram attacks in Borno and Adamawa States as

disheartening and an indictment on the All Progressives Congress (APC)

Federal Government.
Fayose also tasked the Minister of Information and
Culture, Lai Mohammed, to explain to Nigerians how the same Boko

Haram that he said had been “technically defeated” could carry out

such daring and deadly attacks.
The governor commiserated with the government and people of Borno

and Adamawa States, especially those who lost their loved ones in the

On Mohammed, he said, “In other countries of the world, the government would

have taken responsibility for deceiving and misleading the people and

In a release issued by his Special Assistant on Public Communications

and New Media, Lere Olayinka, Governor Fayose asked; “If Boko Haram

had indeed been technically defeated as Lai Mohammed made Nigerians to

believe, what do we call the Sunday and Monday attacks in Maiduguri,

Borno State capital and Madagali, Adamawa State?
“Should we say that the 'technically' defeated Boko Haram insurgents

attacked Borno and Adamawa States, killing close to 100 Nigerians and

injuring several others?
“Only Lai Mohammed who told Nigerians that Boko Haram had been

technically defeated can tell us what happened and he must have to

explain how 'technically defeated' insurgents could carry out such

deadly attacks.”
Governor Fayose, who urged the APC-led federal government to stop

deceiving Nigerians, especially on the Boko Haram insurgency and its

anti-corruption fight said; “This governance by deceit must stop.

Nigerians deserve to know the truth concerning how they are being

He challenged the federal government to tell Nigerians how much had

been spent on security matters since June, this year, saying; “As it

is today, they are just using the anti-corruption fight to shift the

attention of Nigerians from their failure to fulfil the promises they

made while seeking votes. They are deceiving Nigerians while diverting

Security Vote under the pretence of fighting Boko Haram insurgency.

“It has therefore become pertinent that they are told expressly to

stop behaving as if they are still the opposition. They should realise

that election is over and it is already seven months that they assumed