Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State has lauded the Nigerian military for the role it played in the security situation in the state, adding that the state capital, Maiduguri, is now more secure than Lagos and Abuja.
Speaking to NAN on Sunday, the governor also assured that with the return of peace, his administration would unfold a developmental agenda in the next few months.
His words: “Maiduguri is more secured than even Lagos or Abuja. There are 2 million people living in Maiduguri; we celebrated Sallah without any incident.”
“By the grace of God, we are poised for a great change.
“Believe me, in the next couple of months, you will see changes in the fortunes of the people of the state.”
In an attempt to show his unalloyed confidence in the efforts of the military, Shettima stated that he had abandoned his bulletproof cars, and that only his guests who are afraid to move around without such vehicles, make use of them.
He continued: “We have to dare the terrorists; I have bullet proof cars, but I do not use them; I want to be exposed to the elements as the ordinary people do.”
“We have so many bullet proof cars but we only use them for our guests.
“Sometimes I drive myself round the town to see things for myself.”