Shehu of Borno, Alhaji Garbai Elkanemi, raised the alarm that the people of the state are no longer safe and now live under constant fear of being attacked by terrorists.
The Borno paramount ruler cried out following the gun attack on Governor Babagan Zulum’s convoy in Baga last Wednesday and the mortal attack on Maiduguri in which no fewer than six persons were killed and 27 others injured on the eve of Eid-el-Kabir festival.
Shehu also called for “something urgently to be done to secure the lives and property of the people and bring back reassurance of safety to the people of the troubled state.”
The monarch spoke in Maiduguri when he paid the traditional Sallah homage to the governor at the Government House.
During his visit to Governor Zulum, Shehu said, “Your Excellency, we are not happy about what happened in Baga the other time, it is very unfortunate and a great pity. If the convoy of the whole Chief Security Officer of the state could be attacked, then wallahi nobody is safe, because he is the number one citizen of the state. He is the Chief Security Officer of the State.
“If a convoy of such highly placed person in the state could be attacked, I repeat, nobody is safe. The matter is getting worse, I urge everyone to raise our hands to seek Allah’s intervention.”
Also speaking on the COVID-19 pandemic, the Borno monarch urged residents of the state to continue to adhere strictly to all preventive protocols advocated by health experts.