The Shehu of Borno, Abubakar El-Kanemi, on Saturday, decried the recent Boko Haram attack on the convoy of the state governor, Babagana Zulum, saying nobody is safe in the state if the chief security officer could be attacked.
Mr El-Kanemi stated this when he paid the traditional sallah homage to Gov. Babagana Zulum at the Government House, Maiduguri.
The monarch stressed the need for sustained prayers for an end to insurgency and other security challenges in the state and the country at large.
He described the attack on the governor disturbing and unfortunate.
“Your Excellency, we are not happy with what happened in Baga the other time. It is very unfortunate and a great pity.
“If the convoy of a whole chief security officer of the state could be attacked, then nobody is safe.
”The matter is getting worse. I urge everyone to rise up in prayers for Allah’s intervention,” the traditional ruler said.
The monarch also called for the reintroduction of tree planting campaign by the state government to contain desertification and other environmental challenges facing the state.
The royal father, who noted that the rate at which trees were being cut for firewood in the state had increased tremendously, called for measures to contain the ugly development.
On the COVID-19 pandemic, he enjoined the people of the state to continue to adhere strictly to all the preventive measures so as to check the spread of the virus in the state.