Borno Insecurity: CSO Indicts Buhari,Military Chiefs
The Borno state chapter of Network Civil Society Organisations
(NECSO); has indicted President Muhammadu Buhari and service chiefs
over insecurity in Northeast.
The decade long Boko Haram insurgency has destroyed many lives and
property in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states.
NECSO’s Executive Director/Chairman, Ambassador Ahmed Shehu; yesterday
(Tuesday) in Maiduguri said their election and appointments did not
translate into ending insurgency now or near future.
According to him, insurgency has displaced over 1.8 million people,
with 300,000 displaced persons seeking refuge in Chad, Cameroon and
While lamenting on insecurity to lives in Borno state, he said one in
every four IDPs, are children below five, with 80 per cent are women
He said there is much to be done; by Buhari administration to win the
fight against Boko Haram.
His words: “We’re demanding for the security of people’s lives and
property. You promised us security, we voted for you for security and
we are demanding for security.
He explained that out of seven roads; linking six states in the
region, only the Maiduguri-Damaturu that is safe and accessible.
The 132-kilometre road has now become a death trap in 2020. He said
the President should expedite action in bringing an end to the
lingering security situation in region.
He said there are recent wanton attacks on lives and property,
including humanitarian workers in insurgency affected states.
According to him, the main purpose of government; is to secure the
lives of citizens and their property.
He also called on governors and legislators in the region to intervene
by employing tools at their disposals discharge oversight functions.
He added that traditional and religious leaders; should employ their
wisdom on how best they could overcome insecurity situation.
Shehu warned that failure to address insecurity situation, Civil
Society will embark on strategic engagement of stakeholders to provide
a lasting solution for security and peace.