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Insurgency: Borno Governor urges National Assembly to support military

Gov. Kashim Shettima of Borno State
BY ABDULLAHI ISAH, MAIDUGURI

The Borno state Governor, Kashim Shettima has urged the members of the National Assembly to support the military in the counter insurgency war in the North-east and in other security challenges across the nation.

The Governor Shettima made the call on Thursday when the House of Representatives Committee on Army paid him a courtesy call at the Government House Maiduguri.

Shettima said “you have to support the Nigerian Army in whatever way. You should help them, as they put their lives on the line for us to live in peace. Many of them have left their families and relations for us to live in peace.”
He said the $1 billion approved by the Governors forum to fight insurgency in the Northeast should not be politicized, as anything that happens in the Akwa Ibom or Rivers affects the Man in Zamfara or Sokoto.

He commended the leadership of the House of Representatives for fostering the unity of the country, adding that the presence of the members of the House Committee on Army in the state was a strong indication that the nation is united, as non of the members introduced himself or herself as APC or PDP member but as members of the House of Representatives.

Earlier, the Chairman, House Committee on Army, Hon. Prestige Ossy said they were in the state as part of their oversight function to see for themselves the ongoing efforts by the military to clear Boko Haram insurgents from the North-east.

He commended the Governor for supporting the Army and other sister security organizations in the counter insurgency war in the region and assured that the House will do everything possible to support the Army to clear Boko Haram insurgents from the Northeast.

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