By Tada Jutha, Maiduguri
Governor Babagana Umara of Borno state has on Friday held a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari; over this week’s Boko Haram attacks on Gubio, Magumeri and Konduga councils of the state.
In a statement signed and made available on Friday by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Public Relations and Strategy, Isa Gusau, said the meeting was at the Governor’s instance, held at the presidential villa, Abuja, after the jumat prayers.
According to him, during the meeting Umara gave the President security updates on the aftermath of attacks carried out by insurgents on Wednesday night in Gubio and Magumeri markets.
The Governor’s briefing to the President also includes Thursday’s attacks in Wanori, Kalari and Dori communities of Konduga local government area of the state.
Gusau also explained that the governor gave analysis of security situation; particularly in northern Borno where attacks have become incessant.
He said, the Governor’s meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari identified measures being adopted by federal government with assurances of continued strengthening of ongoing efforts towards restoring peace and stability in the state and Northeast as a whole.
Isa Gusau further disclosed that Governor Umara had earlier on Thursday met with the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo over the same subject.
Recalled that, Governor Babagana Umara was in Gubio on August 11 and 14, to assess the security situation that forced some residents to flee to Maiduguri, the Borno state capital.
During the two-day visit, the governor met with the then Theatre Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, Maj-Gen. Benson Akinroluyo and the Commander of 5 Brigade in charge of Gubio during which the army gave him assurances of sustained military presence.