Borno State governor, Babagana Zulum, has called on the Federal Government to seek external support from neighbouring countries, in order to end insurgencies in Nigeria.
Zulum, who is also the Chairman, North-East Governors’ Forum, made the call in Bauchi, yesterday, at the commencement of the ‘4th North-East Governors’ Forum meeting’.He lamented the high rate of insurgency, especially, in the Northeastern part of the country, and called on the new Service Chiefs to devise tactical measures to counte r the current and future attacks in the region.
Zulum, also lamented that the challenges, as well as the possibilities of overcoming them in the region, seemed to be endless. He appreciated the British government and its High Commissioner, for their tremendous contributions to the reduction of insurgency in the North-East sub-region, saying that with their support, the region had identified most of the daunting challenges facing them individually and collectively.
The governor added that they had been able to identify possible causes of action, through shared responsibility and commonality of purpose, to arrive at desired outcomes.
The meeting was attended by Gov. Bala Mohammed, of Bauchi State; Babagana Zulum, of Borno; Mohammed Yaya of Gombe State and Umaru Fintiri, of Adamawa State.
Others included Darius Ishaku, of Taraba State, who was represented by Haruna Manu, his deputy, as well as Mai Mala Buni, of Yobe State, who was also represented by his deputy, Idi Gubana.