Boko Haram: Gov Shettima calls emergency security meeting

The Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima has called for an emergency extraordinary security meeting ‎over the resurgence of Boko Haram activities.

The meeting would be attended by heads of security establishments, leadership of the Civilian JTF and hunters, traditional rulers, Borno elders, all three Senators, 10 members of the House of Reps and 28 state assembly, selected chairmen and commissioners from local government areas affected by recent attacks, leadership of the University of Maiduguri and selected tertiary institutions, chairmen of the Nigerian Labour Congress, the Nigerian Bar Association, the Nigerian Union of Journalists, National Council of women societies and the Nigerian Legion.

Governor Shettima’s spokesman, Isa Gusau, who announced this in a statement issued on Friday, said the meeting will hold at 4pm on Monday at the Government House in Maiduguri, the state capital.

The statement said during the meeting, participants will review the situation in view of recent developments, make suggestions and come up with a resolution that will in writing be delivered to President Buhari by a delegation, as soon as possible while the state government and other institutions that may be concerned by some aspects of the resolutions, will take necessary and immediate actions.

“In the meantime, Governor Shettima has approved government measures ‎to support the fight against the insurgents and to contain humanitarian needs of fellow citizens who are unfortunately affected by recent attacks.

“While Governor Shettima commiserates with all victims, he is assuring the good people of Borno State that his administration is deploying every available means to compliment the efforts of the Federal government,” the statement added.

Gusau further recalled that Shettima, on different occasions, met with President Muhammadu Buhari and other security stakeholders over matters of security in Borno and that the President regularly proved his empathy, commitment and determination to end the Boko Haram crisis.

Source: Daily Post

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