The Deputy Governor of Borno state, Zanna Mustapha, while visiting hundreds displaced indigenes in Yola recently Wednesday December third, stated that with the easy way Boko Haram has been acquiring areas in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe, the three states could shortly be history.
“If the Federal Government does not add extra effort, in the next two to three months, the three North-Eastern states will no longer be in existence. The Federal Government has tried its best but their best is not enough because rather than going after the insurgents, it is the insurgents that are going after us. It is a big crime that the criminals are better equipped than the military and they are just few kilometres from the Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states capitals.”
Zanna disclosed that 13 local governments in Borno, three in Adamawa and the others in Yobe are under the control of Boko Haram. He explained, going by intelligence studies, if the Federal Government didn’t step-up their safety steps the drop of the three claims could just be described as a subject of times or weeks.