Duku JOEL, Maiduguri
Borno's Shehu, Alhaji Abubakar Ibn Umar Garbai Elkanemi, criticized Boko Haram's recent attack on state governor Babagana Zulum, saying his people are no longer safe.
The Borno monarch also declared that the citizens of the state are no longer safe and asked the people to raise their hands and search for Allah's face in prayers.
The Shehu, who was reacting to the attack on Governor Babagana Umara Zulum's convoy in Baga last Wednesday, during a traditional tribute by Sallah to the governor, described the incident as "very unfortunate and a great pity".
“Excellency, we are not happy with what happened in Baga the other time, it is very unfortunate and a great pity. If the train of the entire state security director is attacked, then wallahi no one will be safe, because he is the number one citizen of the state, he is the state security director.
“If a convoy of people so well placed in the state is attacked, I repeat, no one is safe. The matter is getting worse. I ask everyone to raise our hands to seek Allah's intervention, ”said the royal father.
The Shehu, during his comments, also asked all people living in Borno to take the COVID-19 pandemic seriously, complying with all medical guidelines and preventive protocols to mitigate the spread of the virus in the state.
The royal father was equally disturbed by the indiscriminate cutting of trees, which is aggravating desertification, while urging the government to reintroduce regular and annual tree planting, as was the practice in the past.
Governor Zulum, in a brief remark, expressed his gratitude to the royal father for his tribute.
He assured that his government will look into the possibility of addressing the issues raised.