Borno State Governor Kashim Shettima has convened an emergency security meeting to address incessant Boko Haram attacks in the state.
Special Assistant to the governor on Media and Communication Strategy, Mallam Isa Gusau, disclosed this in a statement in Maiduguri yesterday.
“The governor has summoned an emergency extraordinary security meeting to be attended by heads of security establishments, Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF), hunters, traditional rulers, elders, senators, House of Representatives members and 28 members of the state House of Assembly,” he said.
He said the meeting would hold on Monday, December 31; 2018 at Government House, Maiduguri.
“Also summoned to the meeting are, selected local council chairmen and commissioners from the areas affected by recent attacks; management of the University of Maiduguri and selected tertiary institutions.
“Others are, chairmen of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ), National Council of Women Societies (NCWS) and the Nigerian Legion,” the statement added.
Gusau said Shettima convened the meeting as part of multi-dimensional response to the resurgence of Boko Haram attacks in parts of the state.
Boko Haram terrorists attacked some of Nigeria’s military formations in the state and neighbouring Yobe in recent times and had also staged deadly ambush against the military soldiers.
The latest was the attack on Wednesday against the 7 Brigade of the Multinational Joint Task Force based in Baga, northern part of the state.
Gusau said Monday’s meeting would deliberate and review the recent attacks and come up with suggestions and resolutions, to be presented to President Muhammadu Buhari.
He said the governor has adopted proactive measures to support the fight against Boko Haram terrorists and address humanitarian needs of people affected by the recent conflict.
Gusau added that the governor sympathises with the victims displaced by the conflict and restated the state government’s commitment to complement Federal Government’s efforts to end insurgency, restore peace and alleviate the sufferings of displaced persons.