The Governor of Borno State, Babagana Umara Zulum has reiterated his commitment to sustain support for the Nigerian military to restore peace in the state.
The governor made the pledge on Tuesday when he hosted the two Ministers of Defence and service chiefs at the State Government House in Maiduguri, the State capital.
He said: “As Governor of Borno State, In Sha Allah, I will continue to support the Nigerian military with a view to achieving our objective of bringing lasting peace and stability to Borno and by extension, Nigeria.
"I will continue to provide the political will needed to achieve this objective."
The governor who noted the improvement in the security situation of the state charged the military to root out the remnants of the insurgents from Sambisa forest, Mandara Mountains and the enclaves in the Lake Chad Basin in order to completely end the insecurity.
He added that stability in the Lake Chad Basin will allow Governments from all levels to harness the agricultural potential of the Lake towards achieving President Tinubu’s food security initiative.
Zulum expressed gratitude to President Bola Ahmed Tinubu for the leadership he has been providing to address the problem of insurgency in Borno and other security challenges across the country.
Malam Isa Gusau, the governor's spokesperson made this known in a statement on Tuesday.
According to Gusau, the governor also received accolades from the Minister of Defence, Mohammed Badaru Abubakar for supporting the troops to the extent of risking his life.
He said: “My brother (Governor Zulum), the troops here in Borno and indeed the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) asked me to send their appreciation to you for all the support that you have been rendering to the military.
"You have been supporting us in all our operations, thank you most sincerely. Sometimes you even risk your life supporting and encouraging our personnel, we appreciate you."
He added that the visit was to represent President Tinubu to assess the security situation in the state with the aim of bringing it to an end.
The Defence Ministry's delegation included the Minister of State for Defence, Bello Mohammed Mutawalle, the Chief of Defence Staff, General Christopher Gwabin Musa, the Chief of Army Staff, Lt General Taoreed Lagbaja, the Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Emmanuel Ogala and the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Hassan Abubakar.