Borno State Governor, Mr Kashim Shettima, couldn’t hold back tears on Monday as he broke down before President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja.
The governor cried over the activities of Boko Haram insurgents in his state, which had witnessed a sudden rebound lately.
He shed tears before Buhari at the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa, urging the President to do all he could to stop the insurgents, who now attacked communities at will.
The governor had gone to the Villa in company with Borno elders to meet with Buhari and seek further ways of addressing the resurgence in attacks by Boko Haram.
Others at the meeting were the National Security Adviser, Maj. Gen Babagana Monguno (retd.); who is also from Borno State; Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Gabriel Olonisakin; Acting Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency, Ahmed Abubakar; and the Director-General of Department for State Services, Mr Yussuf Bitchi
In his opening remarks, Shettima reminded Buhari of some resolutions reached at an extraordinary security meeting held in Borno State a week ago and the need to urgently implement them.
But, as he spoke, he became emotional and tears rolled down his cheeks.
Amidst the tears, he told the President that the delegation came to present a set of observations and specific requests from a security meeting held a week ago in the state, which will require urgent presidential intervention.