Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima has described those calling for the sacking of civilian elected governors and installation of military rule in the Boko Haram troubled states as being sick.
He referred in particular to a statement credited to the Forum for Justice and Human Rights Defence (FJHRD), calling for a declaration of full-scale state of emergency in Adamawa, Yobe and Borno states and said that there is nothing Human Rights in such a group.
In a statement by his spokesman, Isa Gusau, the governor said “I think if any group calls its self a human rights advocate and then drums support for the takeover of government by the military in a democratic institution, that group has lost its identity.
“A military system of governance as we all know is that which does not respect the right of citizens, it is that which is based on the philosophy of coercion as the sole means of achieving objectives. Human rights can never be guaranteed under a military government.”
Governor Shettima said that combating Boko Haram insurgency, could not be successful without combining both military resources and political elements that could best guarantee community participation.