No community in Borno state is under Boko Haram’s control-Zulum

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…Says security has improved by over 85% 

By Abdullahi Mohammad,Abuja

Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno state Friday reiterated that no community in the state that is still under the control of Boko Haram insurgents 

The governor said this while fielding questions from State House correspondents after a meeting with President Bola Ahmed Tinubu at the Presidential Villa in Abuja. 

He said the security situation in the state has improved by over 85 per cent in the last couple of years. 

“To be sincere and candid, security situation in Borno State has improved by more than 85 percent. Economic activities is ongoing perfectly in Borno state.

“I just read some script few days ago saying that insurgency is increasing in Borno State. The story is not right. The Nigerian army is giving us the desired cooperation, the police, the paramilitary as well as airforce and all other components of the Nigerian military are supporting us. 

“But most importantly, I want to assure you that as the chief security officer of Borno State, the state is doing well in terms of security. There’s serious improvement in our security situation. And I commend the service chiefs for their efforts and I commend the President of the federal republic of Nigeria,” he said. 

Asked if he was reassuring that all is well with all the local government areas that use to be under the control of insurgents, the governor said: “Honestly speaking, none of the 27 local government areas of Borno State are under the control of insurgents. However, we have few local government areas that we want to ensure that people are completely resettled. Now, people are partially resettled there, especially Abadam local government and then Guzamala local government. 

“But by and large, in terms of security situation in Borno state, I think the government is doing very well, the Nigerian military is also doing very well. And then nothing has happened, we keep on improving.”

The governor said the President has assured the six state governments and the entire people of the north-east states that he would provide the necessary equipment needed to curtail the menace of insurgency not only in the north east but in the entire country.