Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State dismissed claims by the Islamic State of West African Province (ISWAP) that it has created an entity and appointed a governor in Borno state.
Fielding questions from State House correspondents after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa in Abuja, Zulum said he’s in charge of governance in the state.
He said as far as he is concerned, he is the governor of Borno State and have any information that there is another government in a Nigerian state.
The governor said he was at the State House to seek presidential assistance to repatriate over 200,000 Borno indigenes who fled to Chad, Cameroon and Niger Republic as as result of insurgency.
He also said now they have started witnessing gradual return of peace to Borno State, these people that are taking refuge in neighbouring countries and are willing to return home.
He added that Borno State government picked a date of 27th of November 2021 for the commencement of the repatriation process, especially to local government areas of Abadam and Guzamala.