Borno state, Governor Professor Babagana Zulum, Friday said that he is using the local vigilante in addressing the numerous security challenges in his state.
Zulum spoke in Owerri, while receiving an invitation letter for a distinguished Leadership Award to be bestowed on him by the Nigeria Union of Journalists NUJ Imo state Council.
Zulum who was represented by his Senior Special Assistant, SSA, on Media, Baba Shaikeh Haruna, said that local vigilante was part of the indigenous efforts put in place by the Zulum’s administration to protect the lives and properties of his people.
According to Zulum in Borno state, they have been experiencing security challenges since 12 years, however, a lot of transformation is taking place but part of what they are doing to put under control the security situation in the state is engaging the local vigilante.
He said they have taken over the policing of the state to the extent that they had driven the insurgents far away from the state to Sambisa forest.
He also “If you come to Maiduguri, you will not believe it, it is even safer than Abuja and Sometimes the way people analyse the security issue in Borno, it is not the way you see it when you come to the State.