Sheriff to join forces with government on terrorism
Former governor of Borno State, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, Friday said he would use all the resources at his disposal to help the security agencies defeat terrorism in the country.
Speaking with State House correspondents after meeting with President Goodluck Jonathan, he said the current spate of killings in Borno and other parts of the northeast was a cause of concern for him.
He said: “I am not a security man or personnel. Whatever as a civilian I can do using my position as the chief executive of the state for eight years, what I have seen during my tenure I will contribute to the security agencies through whom I got those information.”
“What you have to understand is that this country is a big country and Borno State is different from any other state in Nigeria. Borno has the biggest landmass bordering Niger, Chad and Cameron. It is an open border.”
“Borno is not like the Republic of Benin with only one entrance into Nigeria. In Borno, you can enter from 20 different points to the country. Therefore, you need a perfect understanding of the terrain. You need every knowledge that any politician has particularly any politician that operated in Borno State. That is all we can contribute for now.”
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