Borno Governor Babagana Zulum has expressed confidence the menace of Boko Haram terrorism will vanish before President Muhammadu Buhari hands over in 2023.
He spoke with State House Correspondents after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.
The Governor also disclosed no fewer than 30,000 repentant terrorists from the Boko Haram and Islamic State’s West African Province (ISWAP) groups have surrendered to the government so far.
He however clarified that the Borno Government does not offer any incentive to the terrorists to come out of the forests, stating they surrendered on their own.
Zulum disclosed that he discussed the continuing surrender of the insurgents and the case of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) with the President.
He assured the security situation in Borno State has improved considerably, hoping that things will continue in that direction.
Zulum reiterated that kinetic measures alone will not end the war and therefore advised that political solution be applied.