The Shehu of Borno, Alhaji Abubakar Umar Al-Kami, has said that the state is now save for people to go about their normal business.
Daily Trust reports that while speaking in Maiduguri on Thursday, May 17, the Shehu said “even suic.ide bombers are now checked at the outskirts before they gain entry into towns to cause any havoc and we don’t experience armed robbery or kidnapping.”
NAIJ.com gathered that the monarch was addressing the officials of a Kaduna-based NGO, Arrida Relief Foundation of Nigeria (ARFON), led by its president, Hajiya Rabi Salisu Ibraheem, who paid a courtesy call on him.
“Boko Haram was brought here from elsewhere. Mohammed Yusuf (the founder) and Abubakar Shekau, came to Borno from somewhere to acquire Quranic and western education but unknown to the people, they had a hidden ideology.”
The Shehu, who was instantly appointed the grand patron of the NGO in Borno state, said while inaugurating the state officials of the NGO that the Borno Emirate Council would work closely with it to salvage orphans, widows and the vulnerable in the society from their predicaments.
Hajiya Ibrahim, said the NGO was catering for 66 children orphaned by Boko Haram and 3450 women widowed by Boko Haram in Kaduna.
She said the officials were in Borno to inaugurate its state officials and reunite some of the children it was catering for with their found families.
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Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had previously reported that the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) issued a red-alert on Thursday, March 15, as it warns residents of Borno state against an impending attack by the Boko Haram terrorist group using vehicles loaded with explosives.
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