The Deputy Governor of Borno state, Zanna Mustapha, while visiting thousands displaced indigenes in Yola yesterday Monday November 3rd, said that with the easy way Boko Haram has been capturing territories in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe, the three states would soon be history.
“If the Federal Government does not add extra effort, in the next two to three months, the three North-Eastern states will no longer be in existence. The Federal Government has tried its best but their best is not enough because rather than going after the insurgents, it is the insurgents that are going after us. It is a big crime that the criminals are better equipped than the military and they are just few kilometres from the Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states capitals.”
Zanna disclosed that 13 local governments in Borno, three in Adamawa and others in Yobe are currently under the control of Boko Haram. He said, going by intelligence reports, if the Federal Government did not step up its security measures the fall of the three states would only be a matter of days or weeks.