Shehu of Borno reacts on Zulum’s convoy attack, says people are no longer safe
Following the recent attack on Borno state governor, Zulum’s convoy by Boko Haram insurgents, the Shehu of Borno, Alhaji Abubakar Ibn Umar Garbai Elkanemi has decried the attack, saying his people are no longer safe.
While declaring that Borno citizens are no longer safe, the Borno monarch asked the people to raise their hands and seek the face of Allah in prayers.
Reacting to the attack on Zulum’s convoy at Baga last Wednesday during a traditional Sallah homage to the governor, the Shehu described the incident as “very unfortunate and a great pity”.
“Your Excellency, we are not happy about what has happened in Baga the other time, it is very unfortunate and a great pity. If the convoy of the whole Chief Security Officer of the state will be attacked, then wallahi nobody is safe, because he is the number one citizen of the state, he is the Chief Security Officer of the State.
“If a convoy of such highly placed people in the State will be attacked, I repeat, nobody is safe. The matter is getting worse, I urge everyone to raise up our hands to seek Allah’s intervention,” the royal father said.
Shehu of Borno, Garbai also implored the people living in Borno to take the COVID-19 pandemic seriously by complying with all medical directives and preventive protocols to mitigate the spread of the virus in the state.
The royal father called on the government to reintroduce the annual and regular tree planting as it was the practice in the past while expressing his displeasure over the indiscriminate felling of trees which is aggravating the desertification.
Reacting to the points raised by his royal majesty, Gov. Zulum in a brief remark expressed his gratitude to the royal father for his homage.
He assured that his Government will look at the possibility of addressing the issues raised.