Crunch Meetings In Maiduguri Today Over Baga

By Bulama Kaka

Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State will host an extra-ordinary meeting in Maiduguri today over the reported deterioration of security in northern parts of the state, especially the fishing town of Baga.

Expected at the meeting are heads of security establishments, leadership of the Civilian JTF and hunters, traditional rulers and Borno elders.

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The state’s three Senators, 10 House of Reps and 28 state assembly members, 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 Nigeria Labour Congress, Nigeria Bar Association, Nigerian Union of Journalists, National Council of Women Societies and Nigeria Legion in Borno State are also expected to attend.

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The governor’s spokesman Isa Gusau, who announced this on Friday, said the meeting will hold at 4pm during which participants will review the situation in view of recent developments, make suggestions and come up with a resolution that will be delivered to President Buhari by a delegation.

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The state government and other institutions concerned by aspects of the resolutions will take necessary and immediate actions to implement them, Gusau said.

Governor Kashim Shettima had on different occasions, including in recent weeks, met with President Muhammadu Buhari and other security stakeholders over matters of security in Borno State and the President had regularly proved his empathy, commitment and determination to end the Boko Haram crisis in order to create enabling environment for the aggressive rebuilding of destroyed communities, rehabilitation and resettlement of victims which the Borno government has been doing since 2015.‎

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