More details have emerged about the visit by elders from Borno and Yobe States to President Muhammadu Buhari at the Aso Rock Villa in Abuja on Tuesday.
The delegation was led by Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum and his Yobe State counterpart, Governor Mai Mala Buni.
As earlier reported by Naija News, other political and traditional leaders at the meeting included former Borno Governor, Kashim Shettima; Ministers of State for Agriculture, Mustapha Shehuri; and that of State for Works and Housing, Abubakar Aliyu, Shehu of Borno, Alhaji Dr Abubakar Ibn Umar Garbai Al-Amin Elkanemi, and Emir of Fika, Alhaji Muhammadu Abali Ibn Muhammadu Idrissa.
Also at the meeting were the Secretary to Government of the Federation(SGF), Boss Mustapha; Chief of Staff to the President, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari; and the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouk.
Similarly, the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, National Security Adviser (NSA), Major-General Babagana Monguno (Rtd.); and the Director-General of Department of State Service(DSS), Yusuf Bichi, were also in attendance.
After the meeting, an aide to the Borno State Governor, Mallam Isa Gusau in a statement on Tuesday has shed more light on the visit and meeting.
He explained that security issues affecting the area, particularly as it affects the efforts of the Nigerian Military in combating Boko Haram terrorists as well as humanitarian issues touching the lives of people in the area came up for discussion during the meeting.
He said: “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.”
Meanwhile, the spokesperson of the Vice President of Nigeria, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, Laolu Akande, on Tuesday commended the Hight Court sitting in Benin, Edo State for convicting five dismissed ex-operatives of the disbanded Police Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).
The presidential spokesman, in his statement, said the Federal Government expects more of such a verdict.
He took to his Twitter account and wrote, “We expect more of such because indeed justice is the first condition of humanity.
“We commend police authorities for earlier dismissing the convicts. Progress.”