The Shehu of Borno, Abubakar Ibn Umar Garbai Elkanemi, has raised the alarm over the rising attacks by Boko Haram insurgents on the northeastern state.
Daily Trust reports that Elkanemi, who was reacting to the recent attack on the convoy of state governor Prof. Babagana Zulum by the insurgents, lamented that Borno was no longer safe.
The traditional ruler, during his homage to the governor, said: “Your Excellency, we are not happy about what has happened in Baga the other time, it is very unfortunate and great pity. If the convoy of the whole Chief Security Officer of the state will 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 will be attacked, I repeat, nobody is safe. The matter is getting worse, I urge everyone to raise up our hands to seek for Allah’s intervention.”
The royal father, who also spoke on COVID-19 pandemic, urged Borno citizens to continue to adhere strictly to all preventive protocols advocated by health experts.
Speaking on the environment, the Shehu lamented on the high rate at which trees are being cut in the state, urging the state government to take urgent steps in mitigating the dangerous act before it leads to a serious environmental problem.
He called for the reintroduction of tree planting which was a regular practice in the past. Governor Zulum thanked the Shehu for the visit and assured him of Government’s readiness to address the issues raised by him.