Borno State Governor, Alhaji Kashim Shettima on Thursday said the federal government has assured him of improved deployment of military personnel and equipment to check the threat of the Boko Haram terrorist group in the Northeast.
Shettima made this known while addressing internally displaced persons in some public structure at Bama, Maiduguri.
The governor, who was compelled to abort his trip to United Kingdom and Sudan, said he had met with President Jonathan Goodluck on the security situation in Bama and other areas of the state as well as other service chiefs who assured that the insurgents would be tackled.
“There were assurances that the federal government will continue to intervene and provide adequate military personnel and weapons to overcome the insurgents.”, he said.
Speaking further, Shettima assured them that on its part, the Borno state government will continue to play its role in catering for them, disclosing that sufficient funds have been released to the committee set up by the state government under the chairmanship of Alhaji Usman Jidda Shuwa to cater for the welfare and feeding of the IDPs at the camps.
The former governor urged them to continue to pray for peace and end to the insurgency.