Borno State governor, Kashim Shettima, has declared that the Boko Haram insurgency in the northeast is over, saying the development was worth celebrating.
He made the assertion to State House correspondents in Abuja after a closed-door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari’s Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari.
He contended that given the situation the country found itself about three years ago as against the prevailing circumstance, it is safe to conclude that the insurgency is over.
According to him “Well, the ongoing insurgency problem is largely over, we might be having some hiccups but when you compared the past with the present, we have every cause to celebrate.
“We have pockets of the insurgents in inlands around the Lake Chad and the Sambisa forest but when you juxtapose the sorry state of affairs three, four years ago and the current situation we are in, I think there is cause for celebration. There is no cause for alarm,” he said.
Governor Shettima said he was in the villa to firm up preparations for the upcoming presidential visit as well as the Army Day celebration scheduled to hold in Borno state this year.
The governor was accompanied on the visit to the Villa by Senators Ali Ndume and Abu Kyari, both from Borno State.
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