Boko Haram: Jonathan’s government treated us like distant cousins – Governor Shettima
The Governor of Borno State, Kashim Shettima has disclosed that the immediate past administration of Goodluck Jonathan treated people of the state in their ordeal of Boko Haram attacks as though they were his ( Jonathan) distant cousins.
Speaking on Tuesday at the 1st Annual Dialogue on Rebuilding Borno held in Abuja, Shettima declared that he could not imagine what would have become of the people of Borno State if President Muhammadu Buhari did not assume power.
According to the Governor, “I don’t really know what would have happened to us if President Buhari did not come on board. The previous administration branded us as distant cousins. We were left to our fate.”
He noted that the federal government was fully on ground but, “we need the support of the whole world because of the level of the crisis being faced.”
Shettima added that, “we are now facing real existential threats. people are dying like flies in some of these camps.”