Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima has said that the state capital, Maiduguri is now more secure than Lagos State and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
Borno has been at the heart of Nigeria’s fight against insecurity due to the activities of terrorist sect, Boko Haram in the state.
Shettima made the comment on Sunday, September 18, 2016, during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
“Maiduguri is more secured than even Lagos or Abuja. There are 2 million people living in Maiduguri; we celebrated Sallah without any incident,” he said.
“By the grace of God, we are poised for a great change. Believe me, in the next couple of months, you will see changes in the fortunes of the people of the state,” he added.
Shettima also said that he had stopped riding around in bullet proof cars in order to challenge the terrorists.