Yobe State Governor, Mai Mala Buni has paid a solidarity visit to his colleague, Governor Babagana Umara Zulum of Borno State over an attack on his convoy.
Zulum’s convoy came under heavy gun shot attack along Monguno – Baga route on Friday 25th September, 2020 and on Sunday 27th September, 2020 when returning.
More than 10 security operatives lost their lives during the attack which was suspected to be carried by the Boko Haram /ISWAP.
Governor Buni while sympathising, also commended Zulum for his commitment to his people and assured him of his support and the support of all Nigerians to what he is doing to restore peace in the northeast.
Buni said: “Your Excellency on behalf of myself and the good people of Yobe State, I am here to commiserate with you over the unfortunate incident of attack on your convoy which resulted in the death of our gallant security men.
“Your Excellency, we are with you in prayers, and we know your determination. Your determination to see to it that you resettle our good people and at the same time we want to assure you your excellency on behalf of all Nigerians, you have the support of all Nigerians and Allah will protect you.
“Your Excellency, in leadership there is a trials. As leader i believe one must be facing challenges from time to time as it is inevitable before you. But i know deep down in me that cannot deter you nor distract you in seeing to it that you resstle our people back to their ancestral towns. Allah will help and Allah will see you through. One thing the insurgents cannot take away from you is the good will from the good people of Borno State and indeed Nigerians.
“As I speak now, I am sure many Nigerians are thinking the way I do. Passing our minds back to Borno being the epicenter of this insurgency was and now we must give thanks Allah for his mercy. I can remember at a point here in Maiduguri it use to be daunting with bombs all over. I am sure the current situation will soon be history. At a point in time Kannem Borno empire was captured by Rabih for over seven years, but today nobody knows a single person to say that this is a progeny of Rabih. Insha Allah this one shall also be history.
“Your Excellency, I wish you Allah’s guidance and protection and may Allah see you through, may you consolidate this determination with a resolve to continue doing the good work for the people of Borno State and indeed Nigerians.”
In a remark, Governor Zulum extended his appreciation to Buni for showing solidarity and commiserating with him over the attack on his convoy.
Zulum recalled the relationship between Borno and Yobe states, saying that the two states are only divided by geographical maps.
He assured that Borno/Yobe relationship shall be sustained at all cost.
“I assure you that, Government of Borno State will give you all the necessary cooperation for you to succeed either at the state level or at the national level. As your capacity as the national Chairman of our great party we shall equally give you all the cooperation you needed. Your visit today is very important to all of us, and i am delighted with all the words of wisdom, words encouragement that will further boost our moral and our zeal in tackling the insurgency in the northeast.” Zulum said.