- Governor Shettima reveals the terror he and Borno state people have been put in because of Boko Haram terrorism
- Shettima explain that he wrote his Will six months into his administration out of fear of getting killed
- He said he is ready to sacrifice his life for the safety of Borno people
Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno state has explained why he was forced to write his will six months into his administration because of incessant Boko Haram attacks in the state.
NAIJ.com learnt that the governor who made this statement during a programme called Big Talk Show on TVC, said he could not visit Mecca for religious rights because he preferred to stay and experienced the danger with his people.
He said: “I wrote my will six months into my administration, when the issue of Boko Haram was hitting up and I was prepared to sacrifice my life.
“This is because the insurgents were everywhere in the State. They had taken over about 22 local government areas in the state.
“At a time like, you must summon the political will-power to fiercely identify with the people. At least I’m surrounded 600 policemen, what about the common people.
“We couldn’t abdicate with the people but the mere fact that you are on ground will give them the hope to say ‘look, our leader did not run away.
“Ordinarily there was the period of the year which was a period of political jamboree, when leaders go to Saudi Arabia to enjoy themselves, but I can’t go, I won’t go and I will never go.”
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Meanwhile, the Nigerian army on Thursday July 6 said it killed 404 Boko Haram insurgents and arrested 810 others in various operations in the past five months.
Maj.-Gen. Attahiru Ibrahim, the Commander of the Operation Lafiya Dole, made the disclosure at a press briefing in Maiduguri.
NAIJ.com gathered that Ibrahim said the insurgents were killed during operations designed to clear remnant of the fleeing Boko Haram members.
Watch a video report of the recently released Chibok girls by Boko Haram on NAIJ.com TV below: