“Our goal was for our people to be able to return to Bama before this Ramadan. Unfortunately, this is not feasible because the military is still carrying out operations in some areas around the Sambisa as part of mop up exercise in the yet to be concluded fight against Boko Haram,” said Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State.
Director General of the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation, FAO, Jose da Silva, on Friday said that in Nigeria alone, about $191 million is required for over 2.5 million people that have been rendered food-insecure as a result of the Boko Haram crisis.
Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno state has accused former governor of the State, Ali Modu-Sheriff, as well as former President Goodluck Jonathan of not doing enough to nip the Boko Haram insurgency in the bud before it became the monster that has continued to plague the state.
The National Commission for Refugees, NCR, has said that it would start regulating the activities of organisations offering humanitarian services to persons affected by the Boko Haram insurgency in the North East.
Governor of Borno State and chairman of the Northern Governors Forum, Kashim Shettima, has said that Poverty remains the major reason for incessant violent crises and insecurity in the Northern region of Nigeria.
Following numerous violent clashes in several parts of Northern Nigeria, the Northern Governors Forum is holding a meeting today in Kaduna state; the first in 2017.
Top officials of the United Nations in Nigeria on Thursday stormed the Government House Maiduguri, Borno State, for a fence mending meeting with the governor, Kashim Shettima, following his criticism of their humanitarian operations in the state.
Governor of Borno, Kashim Shettima has described the suicide bombers usually deployed by the Boko Haram terrorists as victims of manipulation by a “misguided group of people” who feel they do not have a stake in the nation.
New facts have emerged on why the Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima, on Tuesday attacked some United Nations Agencies and Non-Governmental Organisations as working against humanitarian efforts in the state.
Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State has lambasted some Non-Governmental Organisations, NGOs, including United Nations agencies, such as UNICEF, for failing to justify the huge funds they claim to have expended on victims of the Boko Haram insurgency in the North East region.