The Governor of Borno state, Kashim Shettima, has condemned the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) campaign for marching in Abuja alone.
Shettima wondered why the campaigners have not come to hold a rally in Chibok, Borno state.
Chibok is the community that hosts the Secondary School where over 200 students were kidnapped by Boko Haram.
The Governor also called on the Federal Government to urgently intervene in the humanitarian crisis hitting Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps in the state.
Shettima said this while speaking with the Minister of women Affairs, Aisha Jumai Alhassan at the Borno state Government House on Friday, September 9, 2016.
The Governor said “Just last week, we expended a whoping sum of N25 million for the education of the 56 Chibok school girls that escaped from Boko Haram and none of the members of BBOG has visited Chibok to know about the feelings of the parents of the girls.
” They can make a whole lot of noise from the comfort of Abuja, They can dramatize the whole thing. Some of them are former minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and know the protocol of visiting the President, but choose to dramatize their visit.
”majority of victims of Boko Haram are women and children. In Maiduguri, the capital city of Borno state, we have over 39,000 orphans and in Monguno local government area of the state, we have over 38000 of them and the same applies to other parts of the state. And yet no group or pressure group nor characters in the social media cares to know about this.”
Governor Kashim Shettima, in commemoration of his 50th birthday, awarded scholarships to 50 children who were made orphans by the Boko Haram.