Borno state governor, Kashim Shettima, has faulted claims by Senator Kaka Garbai representing Borno Central in the senate, that most of the Local governments areas in the state are still in the control of Boko Haram members. While speaking to newsmen after a condolence visit to Dalori community over the weekend, Garbai said;
“From my count, only three local government are fully liberated, 21 local governments partially occupied by insurgents, that is there is still some level of Boko Haram occupation side by side the military or any other constituted authority”.
Reacting to this, the state Governor, Kashim Shettima, said the statement credit to Garbai was either as a result of emotional outburst or he was misquoted. Kashim said this while speaking to newsmen after he returned from Saudi Arabia yesterday February 8th
“It is either the senator was emotional or misquoted. The military has recorded tremendous successes in the fight against Boko Haram in the last six months. You know Ngala, Dikwa and some areas were recently liberated and as the chief security officer of the state, I can confidently say Boko Haram has been decimated, demoralised and degraded. Borno is better off than it was six months ago.”he said