Adamawa state governor, Ahmadu Fintiri has stated that for insurgency to be wiped out in the nation, a President from the North East should be wiped out.
The governor said this when he spoke at the 2021 North East Star Magazine awards on Thursday.
Represented by his Chief of Staff, Prof. Maxwell Gidado, Governor Fintiri opined that insurgency in the North East would end within the first term of the Presidency of any candidate of North Eastern extraction.
According to him, former chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, did his best in trying to bring the insurgency to the end but his effort only resulted in modest gains because the counter-insurgency efforts did not get the 100 per cent support required from the presidency.
“The Boko Haram insurgency will be wiped out in the first term of a president from the North East. It is a popular saying that he, who wears the shoe, knows where it pinches him. Lt. Gen. Buratai did his best when he was at the helm of affairs.
If he had been given 100 per cent support, I want to believe, he would have snuffed out the terrorists in Sambisa forest” Fintiri said.