The Governor of Borno state, Kashim Shettima, has said he’s prepared to die with Borno people in order to end insurgency in the state.
Governor Shettima, in a chat with TVC Big Talk, Shettima said, “I wrote my will six months into my administration, when the issue of Boko Haram was hitting up and I was prepared to sacrifice my life.
“This is because the insurgents were everywhere in the State. They had taken over about 22 local government areas in the state. At a time like, you must summon the political will-power to fiercely identify with the people. At least I’m surrounded with 600 policemen, what about the common people.
“We couldn’t abdicate with the people but the mere fact that you are on ground will give them the hope to say, ‘look, our leader did not run away’.
“Ordinarily there was the period of the year which was a period of political jamboree, when leaders go to Saudi Arabia to enjoy themselves, but I can’t go, I won’t go and I will never go.”