Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe state, has declared that Boko Haram insurgency will soon be history as terrorists cannot take away goodwill of leaders and their people.
Buni made the declaration Tuesday in Maiduguri, while commiserating with Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno state over recent attacks on his convoy at Baga to resettle 521 Internally Displaced Person IDPs households.
The over a decade insurgency, has claimed 32,000 lives with property worth $9.2 billion which is equivalent N3.42 trillion in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states.
He said one thing insurgents cannot succeed in doing; is they will never take away the good will from you and people of Borno state, including other Nigerians. He noted that many historians will also attest to the fact that Kanem Borno Empire was captured by Rabeh.
He expressed hope that the current situation will soon be history.
According to him, Rabeh ruled the Empire for seven years, seven months and a few days.
He said nobody can today point to single person to say that; “This is a progeny or relations of Rabeh. He therefore; declared that Boko Haram insurgency shall also be history by God’s grace.
He said there is trial in leadership, as sometimes leaders must face certain challenges from time to time as they are inevitable to both of them in Borno and Yobe states.
He said the challenges cannot neither deter nor distract the Governor from his determination to “return and resettle” displaced persons to communities.
In his brief remarks, Governor Zulum recalled that in the last 18 months, Buni has been with him and his people in Maiduguri for more than five times. He therefore assured the Governor that, he will do everything possible for him to succeed in leading the people.
Zulum, who was visibly excited on Buni’s encouragements, he said: “I’m delighted to hear words of wisdom and encouragement from you that will further boost our morality and zeal to tackle issue of insurgency.