Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno state has said that this year’s Christmas is about the best ever celebrated in Maiduguri, capital of Borno State since he came into office in 2011.
The governor, who thanked the gallant Nigerian military, confirmed that they finally chased the terrorist Boko Haram from their Sambisa Forest fortress on Thursday. He spoke at an event to reopen two roads that were shut since 2013 because of the rampaging terrorists.
“I want to start by declaring that since I became the governor of Borno state in over five years, this is the best Christmas season that I have ever witnessed.
“This is the best December we ever witnessed and the year 2016 is my best year so far as governor of Borno state. 2016, for me is Nigeria’s year of victory and Borno year of hope and resurrection.
“It is in 2016 that we began to have access to major roads like Gwoza, Bama, Dikwa,Monguno and Damasak, following their liberation by our gallant armed forces.
“It is in the year 2016 that major highways began to be reopened, it is in the year 2016 that we accelerated our major reconstruction of liberated cities.” [myad]