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Borno Elders Forum Reveals Those Sabotaging Security Agencies’ Efforts




Forum of Northern Elders for Unity

The Borno Elders Forum has insisted that some people in government were sabotaging the nation’s security agencies.

The Dean of the forum, Prof. Khalifa Dikwa, made this known during an appearance on a programme on Channels Television on Tuesday.

He said: “When it started in Borno State, people felt it was just Kanuri issue. Then, the people of Kaduna welcomed me to the media because it was something that has been waiting in the cooler for longer. And the humiliation of our military at that time.

“If the money meant to purchase weapons were not used, bring them back and get the weapons anywhere else in the world. Don’t go and place the money somewhere for so long and people are dying.


“And the media is not helping matters, when the money is going to the eastern bloc, they speak up but they keep quiet when the money is in Europe or America as if we are under the purview of the European Union.”

Khalifa reiterated the need for technology to be used to win the war against insecurity across that country.

He said: “Mr. President should be able to know what is happening to our satellite bay. Can our satellite give area imagery to our military? Can our Air Force use our own satellite without any intervention? If we do not have one, then we can go to any country to borrow space in satellite.


“Technology is very important. Our military can still do it if the technology is there. Why is it that there are people within the system who are sabotaging the technology? Technology I mean, for our military, we should have Helicopters that can see at night and so on. They are not being given. They are sabotaging our army, police, and so on. But our security forces have performed in other places where technology worked.

Ige Olugbenga is a fine-grained journalist. He loves the smell of a good lead and has a penchant for finding out something nobody else knows.