The national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and previous Legislative leader of Lagos State, Bola Ahmed Tinubu visited Lead representative Babagana Umara Zulum in Maiduguri on Monday, with approach the Nigerian military to change their system. Boko Haram Tinubu visits Zulum
An assertion from the lead representative’s office cited Tinubu as saying; “We have been on this (Boko Haram) for quite a while, we have seen the response of the central government, we have seen the response of the military, this is not, at this point a regular fighting, this is more strategic, more explanation, more rough. In such circumstance what we do is to rethink our procedure. We have seen the Lead representative’s life has been assaulted more than one event in exertion to kill him however Allah is strong, he has ensured and will keep on securing you.”
Tinubu, who was on sympathy visit to the Governor over the killing of farmers by Boko Haram insurgents, added that under insurgency governance would hardly excel.
“You can’t concentrate, become innovative and excel if you have to make educational development in fear. We saw people who have endured so much agony, denial, brutality decided to run to their farms to develop means of livelihood not only for themselves but for all of us, at the end they were slaughtered. That’s not religion, it is not in our religion (Islam), it is not in Christianity either, it is an act of wickedness. I want His Excellency and members of the state executive to see this visit not as a condolence only, not a sympathy only, but as a solidarity and commitment that we must defeat all evil doers,” Tinubu further said.
The APC leader commended Zulum’s commitment to the security of the lives of the citizens.
“Professor Zulum… is a man of courage, brilliance, talented plus great character. Is a different thing for one to be talented, and another to have character. Zulum is a man who is talented combined with great character and courageously takes the responsibility of governance without looking back. Confront evil, most unfortunate aspects of it is the fact that this is our country. I respect the Governor. He has so much courage and strong determination. He has been consistent, his voice is loud, he is the man, he is peace, stability and safety of lives and properties of not only people of Borno but the entire country.”
The APC leader advised that to deny evil doers from recruitment of vulnerable youth, government must come up with social protection measures that will take them off the streets.
“We have to remove these unemployed youth from the streets, from been available for evil doers for recruitment. Don’t tell me they are illiterates, anybody that can operate Keke Napep and do little repairs, anybody that can hold guns, dismantle guns and service it is no more an illiterate”.
Reacting, Zulum acknowledged what he depicted as a unique visit by the public head of the APC.
Zulum repeated the responsibility of his organization to doing whatever it can, towards ensuring the lives and property of Borno individuals.