• Borno governor donates N10 million to Lt. Col. Ali’s widow

    Borno governor donates N10 million to Lt. Col. Ali’s widow

    Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State on Friday presented a N10million cheque to Samira, widow of army commander, Lt. Col Abu Ali who was killed in Malam-Fatori, headquarters of Abadam local government area of Borno State on November 4.

    Col. Ali was the commanding officer of 272 Task Force Tank Battalion until he was killed along with some of his men following an ambush by Boko Haram fighters.

    Shettima visited the family’s residence of the late Ali at UnguwarSarki in Kaduna where […]

  • Chibok girls’ release shows Buhari’s sincerity – Shettima

    Chibok girls’ release shows Buhari’s sincerity – Shettima

    The release of twenty-one Chibok girls by Boko Haram was an indication of President Muhammadu Buhari’s sincerity towards ensuring that the abducted girls are reunited with their families, the governor of Borno State, Kashim Shettima, which was the epicentre of the group’s campaign of terror.

    The twenty-one girls were released on Thursday after a negotiation brokered by International Red Cross and the Swiss Government.

    “‎One of our major sources of strength since May 29, 2015, has been the undiluted sincerity we saw […]

  • Boko Haram: Army hands over 348 cleared detainees to Governor Shettima

    Boko Haram: Army hands over 348 cleared detainees to Governor Shettima

    According to reports, the Nigerian Army has handed over 348 detainees to the Borno State Government after they had been cleared of belonging to the Boko Haram terrorists group.

    The Nigerian Army had earlier released 565 women comprising 366 breastfeeding babies, 149 mothers and 62 underaged children evacuated by the Nigerian Army from camps operated by Boko Haram insurgents in different parts of Borno State.

    Brigadier General Victor Ezugwu, the General Officer Commanding 7 Division of the Nigerian Army, handed over the […]

  • No amount of intimidation will stop our reconstruction efforts — Shettima

    No amount of intimidation will stop our reconstruction efforts — Shettima

    Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno Statet on Monday said he was going ahead with the planned rebuilding of damaged buildings in spite of recent attacks by Boko Haram insurgents in some parts of the state.

    Shettima stated this while interacting with newsmen in Bama, headquarters of Bama Local Government Area of the state.

    He was reacting to the recent attacks by insurgents at the border villages of Logumani and Dara/Jamal, where an army officer and three soldiers were killed.

    The governor, who relocated […]

  • Shettima relocates to town hit by Boko Haram insurgency to supervise reconstruction

    Shettima relocates to town hit by Boko Haram insurgency to supervise reconstruction

    Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State said on Wednesday he had relocated to Bama, one of the communities worst hit by the Boko Haram insurgency in the state, to supervise its reconstruction.

    Shettima made the statement at a reception organised for him by Colonel Adamu Laka, the Commander of the 21 Armoured Brigade in Bama, headquarters of Bama Local Government Area.

    He said he took the decision to mobilise human and material resources for the reconstruction of the town.

    Shettima said: “We are […]

  • Why I abandoned bullet proof cars – Shettima shares reasons

    Why I abandoned bullet proof cars – Shettima shares reasons

    Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno said he abandoned the use of bullet proof cars as an act of sympathy with the suffering masses who had no means of self-protection from terrorists.

    Shettima stated this on Sunday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Maiduguri.

    He said that the action was also aimed at showing that the terrorists had no super natural powers.

    “We have to dare the terrorists; I have bullet proof cars, but I do not use them; […]

  • Boko Haram’s video, sign of weakness, says Shettima

    Boko Haram’s video, sign of weakness, says Shettima

    Borno State Governor Kashim Shettima has described the purported video by Boko Haram insurgents as a sign of weakness of a defeated group.

    Shettima made the observation yesterday at a workshop on synergy between the media and the military, jointly organised by the 7th Division of the Nigerian Army and the Borno state council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), held at the Pinnacle Hotel, Maiduguri.

    He said: “The Boko Haram insurgents are always coming up with psychological warfare strategies. What […]

  • Boko Haram: We will not force IDPs to return home – Shettima

    Boko Haram: We will not force IDPs to return home – Shettima

    The Borno State Government has no plans to force Internally Displaced Persons whose communities had been liberated by the military from Boko Haram to return back home, Governor Kashim Shettima has said.

    The governor made the statement on Monday while speaking with newsmen shortly after performing the two rakaat Eid prayers in Konduga, headquarters of Konduga Local Government Area.

    Shettima said: “I want to say without any fear of contradiction that government has no plan to force any persons back home to […]

  • APC lauds Governor Shettima for taking care of IDPs

    APC lauds Governor Shettima for taking care of IDPs

    The National Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Alhaji Mai Mala Buni, on Sunday commended Governor Kashim Shettima’s priority attention to the welfare of Internally Displaced Persons, despite economic challenges.

    Buni told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Maiduguri that the governor never abandoned his people, even when about 22 of the state’s local government areas were in the hands of Boko Haram and with less support from the past administration.

    He noted that despite the economic challenges that had […]

  • NGOs using malnourished IDPs to make money – Governor Shettima

    NGOs using malnourished IDPs to make money – Governor Shettima

    Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno on Monday said some Non-Governmental Organisations (NGO) have been taking advantage of the pains of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the state to defraud foreign philanthropists.

    The information is contained in a statement issued by Malam Isa Gusau, the Special Adviser to the governor on communication, made available in Maiduguri.

    Gusau said that the governor made this known in a keynote address at a High Level Emergency Roundtable on the Humanitarian Crisis in Borno held in Abuja.

    He […]

  • Shettima, IOM and Dangote distribute relief materials to 22,500 IDPs

    Shettima, IOM and Dangote distribute relief materials to 22,500 IDPs

    The International Organisation for Migration in Nigeria has disclosed that they have provided essential relief household items, which include blankets, toiletry and cooking pots to about 22,500 people in the recently accessible town of Bama in Bama local government area of Borno State.

    In a statement released yesterday, IOM, stated that the relief distribution was kicked off by Governor Shettima of Borno State, assisted by a representative from the Dangote Foundation and the IOM head of sub office.

    The relief items were […]