Borno: GWOZA community angry with Shettima over unfulfilled promises to Boko Haram victims

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Aug 9th, 2014
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Governor Kashim Shettima

Governor Kashim Shettima

The people of Gwoza Communtiy in Borno State, stormed the Maiduguri Government House today, on Saturday, expressing their displeasure over the Boko Haram crises in the area.

They also promised what they termed unfulfilled promises made to them by the governor.

The residents, who stormed the Maiduguri Government House in their hundreds, refused to be addressed by the Deputy Governor, Zannah Umar Mustapha.

They when the governor was seeking election, he did not send his deputy to them, as such they were not going to have the deputy governor address them.

The Gwoza people told newsmen in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital that they were most affected by the Boko Haram insurgency and that the governor made several unfulfilled promises to them.

One of the group leaders, who did not want his name mentioned, told newsmen that they were so disappointed by the Governor.

“Unfortunately, our submission on the governor was wrong. He did not actually mean all the vows he made to our people, who are constantly under attacks by the insurgents”.

He said the current situation in Gwoza called for action by the military and that the Governor on his part needed to show the people that he was feeling the heat.

They lamented that the Governor was not doing enough to assist them, particularly those that had lost their loved ones and homes.

“Our governor has benn criticizing the military, he has criticized the President, but he is not doing anything different.

“Gwoza is his immediate constituency, if he has no military might to fight the Boko Haram, what has he done to ease the people’s suffering?” He added.

He said it was unfortunate that even those who were able to flee Gwoza were not being helped by government, but spirited individuals.

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