Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno state said the security situation in the northeast is pathetic.
Speaking to State House correspondents after the meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari Monday night, the governor said it’s part of his responsibilities to ensure that the President Muhammadu is aware of the trie security situation in the region, particularly Borno state.
He said the latest terrorist attacks, which led to the death of many soldiers in the state, were worrisome.
“In Borno, particularly, Brigade headquarters was attacked, many soldiers, men and officers of the Nigerian Army were killed. Let me use this opportunity to extend my condolences to the families of the deceased. God, in His infinite wisdom, forgive them.
“I think it is my own responsibility to come and say the truth to Mr. President, let him know what is going on in the entire Northeast subregion.
“I think there is the need for us to get support for us to succeed in this war against insurgents. It’s very pathetic. Few days ago, Damask was attacked, hundreds of people started fleeing Damasak and now Geidam is almost deserted, many people have left Geidam,” he said.
He said lack of military equipment is responsible for the deteriorating security situation in the northeast.
“I think the military are yet to receive some of the equipment that they have ordered for,” he said.