Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima

Governor of Borno State, Kashim Shettima has said that some Boko Haram fighters are still hiding around Lake Chad and the Sambisa Forest.

Governor Shettima, who spoke to news men shortly after a close door meeting with the Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Malam Abba Kyari at the Presidential Villa in Abuja today,  said however that the insurgents no longer pose great danger to the country compare to before 2015.

“Well, the ongoing insurgency problem is largely over. We might be having some hiccups but when you compare the past with the present, we have every cause to celebrate.

“We have pockets of the insurgents in inlands around the Lake Chad and the Sambisa forest but when you juxtapose the sorry state of affairs three, four years ago and the current situation we are in, I think there is cause for celebration. There is no cause for alarm.”

Governor Shettima was accompanied on the visit by Ali Ndume and Abu Kyari, Senators from Borno state.

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Buhari is expected to visit Borno State on Friday.