Why I’m speaking less of Boko Haram attacks now compared to when Jonathan was president — Shettima kashimshettima GEJonathan Biodunpen DailyTrust Nigeria
Former governor of Borno state and lawmaker representing Borno Central in the Senate, Kashim Shettima, has said that he has decided to speak less about Boko Haram attacks in Borno and North East in the media because he has unrestricted access to President Muhammadu Buhari unlike when Goodluck Jonathan was the president. Shettima, who was the …Telegram Former governor of Borno state and lawmaker representing Borno Central in the Senate, Kashim Shettima, has said that he has decided to speak less about Boko Haram attacks in Borno and North East in the media because he has unrestricted access to President Muhammadu Buhari unlike when Goodluck Jonathan was the president. Shettima, who was the governor of Borno during the peak in Boko Haram–related violence in 2014 and 2015, said that he was forced to express his grievances with former President Jonathan on the way he was handling the Boko Haram crisis because his private conversation with him didn’t get the desired action of the Jonathan-led government. “I have once explained the difference in my reactions under Jonathan and Buhari. First of all, if you were to dig into media records of my public comments under the presidency of His Excellency, Dr Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, you will realize that from 2011 when I became governor up until January 2014, I never publicly criticised Jonathan’s handling of security situation in Borno State” “I kept giving him the benefit of doubt and kept trying to discuss my perspectives with him privately. I rarely got the kind of attention I needed or even deserved. There was a time I resorted to writing to him and we made sure it wasn’t reported by the media” ADVERTISEMENT HOW OVER 5000 NIGERIA MEN HAVE PERMANENTLY OVERCOME TERRIBLE BEDROOM PERFORMANCE DUE TO THIS RECENT DISCOVERY BY MEDICAL CONSULTANTS “In one instance, I wrote to him over a serious security matter that had to do with suspicious plane around our air space and to Jonathan’s credit, he promptly acted” “However, I generally did not get the required attention to tell him our situation. It reached a point in 2014 that I became frustrated and decided to speak to journalists right inside the Villa. The presidency only paid attention to that; ignored my silence for three years and declared me an enemy” “Unfortunately, the media became our tool of expression” “On the contrary, since 2015, I have had unrestricted access to President Buhari and he listened to me and our security problems whenever I came calling. That essentially was why I was not going public,” he said in an exclusive interview with Daily Trust . He added that he is willing to channel his inputs through the current governor of the state instead of grandstanding to win momentary applause but jeopardise the long term strategic interests of the people. “As you know, I am no longer the governor of Borno State and there can never be two captains in the same ship. We have a governor who is supremely competent and has won the affection and respect of the president. I would rather allow him to take the lead in advancing the interests of the state” “We can easily channel our inputs through him instead of grandstanding to win momentary applause but jeopardise the long term strategic interests of our people” “Because of the Boko Haram insurgency, destruction worth $9bn was inflicted in the North East. And in Borno alone, destruction worth $6bn was suffered by the people. About 956,453 units of houses, making up 30 per cent of total stock of houses in Borno were destroyed by Boko Haram” “A total of 665 municipal buildings, comprising government offices, local government secretariats, police stations, post offices were destroyed; 5,335 classrooms in 512 primary schools and 38 high schools and two tertiary institutions of learning were destroyed. They equally destroyed 726 power stations and distribution lines, plus 1,630 water sources, motorised boreholes, hand-pumps, and solar-powered boreholes” “So, we suffered years of neglect, disruptions and destitution, and we believe that the coming of NEDC is a very welcome development,” he added. Shettima also spoke on APC crisis, Boko Haram insurgency, his support for Prof Babagana Zulum as his successor, the concept of cabal, Chibok girls among others. Read full interview Read more: Daily Trust
Today u have unrestricted access to Buhari Mr Shettima, activities of Boko Haram has gotten worse than their pre 2015 level.Looking at current activities of insurgency your close contacts with Aso Rock have rather made situation worse Confirming fears of Boko Haram in government What a tool Your not even speaking sir, you just cry and beg without results, I guess you need to start speaking, you know it all.
kashimshettima GEJonathan It was part of d dirty ploy to get Jonathan out of d way and now you’ve gotten what you wanted, please enjoy it. Who wants to hear your voice kashimshettima GEJonathan You are a hypocrite. Borno has a governor now kashimshettima GEJonathan He said he now has direct access to the president and he has confidence in the president. A bloody clown, the kind of confidence that drove the current governor to Chad to seek assistance or the type that guarantees us a story of death by BH twice daily? Bellu
kashimshettima GEJonathan Because sentiment is worring you kashimshettima GEJonathan The gov is high on Weeds... kashimshettima GEJonathan Because you attach religion and tribe to it. Listen to these hypocrites. Double standard
Boko Haram: Battle in Borno claims 8 soldiers, many terrorists - Daily Post NigeriaA Nigeria n Army officer and seven soldiers have been killed in a fierce battle against Boko Haram terrorists in Mainok, 60 kilometres from Maiduguri,
What has changed since .. better start speaking!! That was a statement from you, the two must come out with a clear statement to justify the truth. GEJonathan Boko haram and the northern leaders are friendly ..,I believe it,s a deal but soon god will separate us and give us biafra GEJonathan The know th
GEJonathan Very lame excuse..... Suffering in silence bc of Karma..... GEJonathan So how does this change th continues killing. Is he saying buhari does not watch television or in the country to know whats I going on in the country. Whether he has or dose not the important thing is that we want a real stop/end to boko haram
I don't trust this Shettima of a guy. kashimshettima GEJonathan Biodunpen Bullshit.... kashimshettima GEJonathan Biodunpen Nah, it's bcos Boko Haram has been defeated, anything we hear now is the last kick of a dying horse 🐴, General Buhari is triumphant, peace has returned to Maiduguri kashimshettima GEJonathan Biodunpen Killing Christians is the choicest sport.
Police Neutralise Boko Terrorists In Borno, Recover Weapons | Sahara Reporters.PoliceNG Neutralise Boko Terrorists In Borno, Recover Weapons | Sahara Reporters It was gathered that though the insurgents engaged in a heavy gunfight with the SARS operatives, they were swiftly overpowered. READ MORE: PoliceNG Could this be true? PoliceNG Sars with army hilux 😢 Nigeria police neutralize Bokoharam terrorist in Borno, recover weapons - . New like this is a call to attack, residents be on alert Bokoharam is coming to attack you.
B/Haram resurgence dampens hope of Borno farmers – Daily TrustThe Boko Haram insurgency has negatively impacted on agricultural production on an immeasurable scale in Borno State, drastically reducing wet and dry season farming activities and harvests. Farmers, who lamented the effects of the insurgency, observed that their only means of livelihood has for years remained threatened, considering the high agricultural outputs of the Lake … It has been defeated pls, and they are just a little pissed There’s a enough rice in Kano
Borno: Police, SARS kill Boko Haram terrorists in heavy battle, recover gun trucks [Video] - Daily Post NigeriaPersonnel of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) in Borno State, on Tuesday, successfully foiled an ambush by Boko Haram terrorists at Mainok Village, May God continue to protect governor zulum and those police officers inshallah. I didn't hear anything about recovery. Please be wary of your headlines I only have one question to ask all the security agencies in Nigeria, THE GUN TRUCK FELL FROM HEAVEN OR WAS MANUFACTURED AND ASSEMBLED IN THE DESERT OR IT WAS SMUGGLED INTO NIGERIA?
Terrorists kill 8 soldiers in Borno – Daily TrustNo fewer than eight soldiers including a lieutenant have been killed, and many others injured, with several missing after insurgents of the Islamic West Africa Province (ISWAP) attacked a military formation in Kaga Local Government Area of Borno State on Tuesday, security sources have said. The ISWAP stormed a remote village of Mainok at about … First in history NA giving credits to NPF. But how manage? 🙆♂️ How Don't you think that there's cause for alarm? Arms and,ammunitions forcefully taken over from soldiers by terrorists and recovered by the police.... Hmmnm, wahala dey ooo
Six soldiers, many insurgents killed in Borno gunfightIt's the last kick of a dying horse. RIP to the dead though. So sad Nigeria has become a field where dreams and mowed and cut short on daily basis