Buhari sends delegation to Borno over farmers killing

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President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the military to root from the enclaves to end the violence the North East.

The President gave the marching order on Monday Maiduguri his delegation to Borno led by the Senate President, Ahmed Lawan during a condolence visit to the Gov Babagana

‘The have been given a matching order to go and root from wherever they are. This exercise is going to be continuous until we end insurgency the country,’ he disclosed. He said remains the most important concern of the Buhari presently.

Sen Lawan said Buhari sent the delegation to Borno to commiserate with the people over the killing of on the farmland. He said the President was grieved by the incident and would do everything within his power to end violence in the country.

Governor in his reaction bemoaned what he called unfair treatmentegion by the Federal in the past which he argued was responsible for the Boko Haram violence.

He said the 2021federal budget proposal contained patry sum of N45 billion allocated for capital projects for the North East. ‘This constitutes 0.35 (less than half per cent of the total budget),’ he stated.

He also said most of the roads in the North East were in bad shape even as he accused the Federal Ministry of Works of not executing road projects in the region in the last 20 years. ‘The Federal Ministry of Works has never been faired to the North East,’ he alleged.

He maintained there was a connection between development and peace, warning that the violence in the North East may continue if the Federal fails to intervene in the development of the region.

He highlighted some recommendations which he asked the delegation to deliver to the President. ‘Kindly assist in enduring that these recommendations are passed to the President,’ he pleaded.

He called for immediate recruitment of youths from the into the Nigerian Army and police. He also called for with neighbouring nations and use of machienries to clear Boko Haram from their hideouts. He thanked the President for sending the delegation.

The delegation includes the Chief of Staff to the president, Prof Ibrahim Gambari, National Adviser (NSA), Maj Gen Babagana Monguno (retd), minister of communications and digital economy, Dr Isa Fantami as well as the FCT minister Mohammed Bello.

Others are the Ministers of for Agriculture, Hon Mustapha Shehuri, his Works and Housing counterpart, Abubakar Aliyu, Senior Assistant to the President on Media Malam Garba Shehu, among others.

Sun News