Abubakar Elkanemi, Shehu of Borno, has maintained that the people of Borno are still under the seige of Boko Haram.
This Elkanemi said while receiving President Muhammadu Buhari who paid a courtesy visit to his palace in Shehuri, Maiduguri, yesterday.
The monarch dismissed claims by the military that its war against the sect was yielding positive results, explaining that nobody dares move 10 kilometres out of the state without being attacked, adding that farmers are being killed and kidnapped on a daily basis.
While applauding Buhari, the monarch said there is much to be done for the people of the state to be free from the insurgents attacks.
“On behalf of the traditional institution in Borno, I want to commend your excellency for the commitment you have given towards ending the lingering crisis of Boko Haram,” he said.
“It is unfortunate that despite all efforts put in place to restore peace in our land and the north-east, we the people of Borno state are still under Boko Haram siege.
“Nobody can dare move out of Maiduguri by 10 kilometres without being confronted, attacked by Boko Haram.
“Quite a number of farmers are being killed and kidnapped on a daily basis around Molai General Area, which is just 10 kilometres away from the metropolis, along Maiduguri -Damboa -Biu road.
“Most of the surrounding villages and communities in Konduga, Damboa, Mafa and other local government areas have been razed down in the last two weeks.
“We plead that the federal government and the security agencies review the strategies in nipping this lingering crisis in the bud.”
Naija News recalls the North-East has been under series of attack by the insurgents, the latest being the attack on the 157 task force battalion in Metele, Borno, in which over 100 soldiers were reportedly killed in the attack but the Army said it lost 39 men.
Source: Naija News