Buhari yet to tackle insecurity in North East, says Borno traditional ruler
A traditional ruler in Borno State, Alhaji Zanna Hassan Boguma, the Zanna Boguma of Borno, has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of failing to tackle insecurity in the North East.
Boguma, who spoke during the weekend, decried the escalation of attacks by Boko Haram on soft targets in the region.
The traditional ruler, who is also a member of the Northern Elders Forum and Arewa Consultative Forum, expressed concern that Northerners are being killed with no solution in sight.
He added that Buhari has not improved Nigeria since he took office as President in 2015.
Boguma said, “As far as Nigeria is concerned, Buhari only appointed our sons into positions but they have not done enough in terms of development.
“Northerners are being killed by terrorists and armed bandits without solution in sight.
“General Buhari, yes! We northerners voted for him. The massive votes that came out from North was the reason he is President of this country now.
“We went to America to influence the United State’s government to support the cause of change in Nigeria, we did that.
“The Northern Elders Forum sent a delegation; I was also part of that delegation, we went to Washington, met with all those that matter in America from Department of State to that of Justice to all other agencies of government.
“We spoke to them about insecurity, we spoke to them about corruption in this country, which Buhari is always talking about, but unfortunately, Buhari in five years hasn’t done enough to remedy the situation the previous government was accused of.”