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News: Why Zulum led Borno, Yobe Elders to Meet Buhari

Borno State Governor, Prof. Babagana Umara Zulum, on Tuesday led a high delegation of elders and stakeholders from Borno and Yobe States to a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa.

The delegation had Governor of Yobe State, Mai Mala Buni, former governors of Borno State, Ashiek Jarma and Senator Kashim Shettima, Shehu of Borno, Alhaji Dr. Abubakar Ibn Umar Garbai Al-Amin Elkanemi, and Emir of Fika, Alhaji Muhammadu Abali Ibn Muhammadu Idrissa.

The high level meeting, it was learnt, focused on sustaining recent gains made by the military in the fight against Boko Haram in the northeast.

The interaction also discussed resettlement of the internally displaced persons to communities and villages that are safe, rehabilitation and reconstruction of major Federal roads in Borno and Yobe states, among others.

Zulum, while responding to journalists after the meeting, said the President had assured of sustained military offensive in the ongoing operations in Borno and other parts of the northeast.

Pelumi Emmanuel

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