Gov Shettima Summons Emergency Security Meeting Over Increasing Attacks

By Bulama Kaka

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

A statement by the governor’s spokesman, Isa Gusau, said the meeting, which is slated for Monday at 4pm at the State Government House, will review the recent insurgency upsurge and make suggestions that would be delivered to President Muhammadu Buhari.

According to the statement,  resolutions reached would as well be implemented by the concerned security agencies in the state as soon as possible.

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It said 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.

The statement said “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 noted that 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.

Others are some 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.