Following the Saturday killings of 43 farmers, Borno State Governor Professor Babagana Zulum, on Sunday admitted that Boko Haram does not only exist but they are also in control of a large territory and causing a lot of mayhem in the North East; Borno state especially where they are threat to over six million people in the state.
While speaking to farmers and fishermen after he led groups of Borno people to attend the funeral of 43 slained farmers killed by the insurgents, Governor Zulum on Sunday said though his administration has launched a security outfit called ‘Agric -Ranchers’, which is more of a joint security outfit comprises; military, paramilitary and members of the Civilian Joint Task Force and local Hunter, the essence is to build a network of security front to collectively combat the security challenge in the state.
Zulum also covets governments of neighbouring countries of Chad, Niger and Cameroon Republic to sincerely align and synergize with the Nigerian government security apparatus to address the security challenges confronting the region.
The governor grieved with regret the pace of killings perpetrated by the sects in some parts of the state and assured that his administration will swiftly recruit additional Civilian JTF to complement efforts of the security operatives in the fight against Boko Haram.
“What happened in Koshobe community yesterday, is very sad and I can admit that the dreaded Boko Haram sect are still existing strongly in many parts of our state” Zulum stated.