Shehu of Borno, Alhaji Abubakar Ibn Umar Garbai Elkanemi, says leaders and citizens of Borno State are no longer safe following an attack on the convoy of the State Governor, Babangana Zulum, on Wednesday.
The governor’s convoy was shot at at Baga town in Kukawa Local Government Area, Borno State, during a visit to the area.
In a traditional Sallah homage to Zulum at the Government House, the Shehu lamented the worsening security situation in the state.
“Your Excellency, we are not happy about what has happened in Baga the other time, it is very unfortunate and 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,” a statement by the governor’s spokesperson, Isa Gusau, quoted the monarch as saying.
“If a convoy of such highly placed person 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 for Allah’s intervention.”
The royal father, who also spoke on the COVID-19 pandemic, urged Borno citizens to continue to adhere strictly to all preventive protocols mandated by health experts.
Speaking on the environment, the Shehu lamented the high rate at which trees were being cut in the state, urging the state government to take urgent steps in mitigating “this dangerous act” before it leads to a serious environmental problem.
He called for the reintroduction of tree planting which he said was a regular practice in the past.
Zulum thanked the Shehu for the visit and assured him of government’s readiness to address the issues raised by him.