Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Borno residents express doubt that Buhari will end Boko Haram activities by December

Some residents of Borno state have expressed doubts that President Buhari will end Boko haram activities in the North East by December this year. In an interview with Nigerian Tribune, a resident of the state, Ma’aji Kolo, who is currently taking refuge in Maiduguri, said
“We love and supported Buhari, but we are getting confused because we hope and believe he has all it takes to end the Boko Haram madness, but today, we are more afraid that they might come back in full force to take over more towns and villages.
A lot of them have come into town, they are occupying Mobbar and Abadam local government areas. They are in Marte and Baga, soldiers are yet to engage them and are regrouping. We have complained through our leaders and nothing seems to be happening as to engaging them. We are afraid. For me personally, I don’t think end is in sight looking at the December deadline. The last time the military told us to go back that they have liberated the local government, we went back and that was when I lost two of my brothers, when the Boko Haram attacked Munguno. I still feel bad for believing in the military and taking that decision. Now, they are urging people to go back again, but our people who are trapped in the local governments are telling us that all is not well,” he said.