Insecurity, corruption: How North begged US to back Buhari – Borno Chief - The Naija Weekly

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Insecurity, corruption: How North begged US to back Buhari – Borno Chief

Hassan Boguma, a prominent chief in Borno, has condemned Nigeria’s security situation and corruption in government.

The Zanna Boguma of Borno also revealed how the North requested the United States to support President Muhammadu Buhari for the 2015 poll.

Boguma, a member of the Northern Elders Forum (NEF), spoke to Arewa Agenda.

He expressed concern over rising incidents of banditry, Boko Haram attacks on soft targets and kidnappings.

Boguma declared that Buhari has not done enough to develop the Northern region despite their huge contribution to his victories in the presidential elections.

“As far as Nigeria is concerned, Buhari only appointed our sons into positions but they haven’t done enough in terms of development. Northerners are being killed by terrorists and armed bandits without solution in sight. The massive votes that came out from North was the reason why he is President of this country now,” he stated.

The chief recalled how Northern elders travelled to America to lobby the world power for Buhari’s candidacy.

He said they told America that the president was serious about tackling insecurity and corruption, two of the president’s main agenda.

“We went up to America to influence the United State Government to support the cause of change in Nigeria. The Northern Elders Forum sent a delegation which I was part of. We went to Washington, we met with all those that matters in America from Department of State to Justice, to all other agencies of Government.

“We spoke to them about insecurity, we spoke to them about corruption in this country of which Buhari is always talking about, but unfortunately, Buhari in five years hasn’t done enough to remedy the situation the previous government was accused of,” he added.

Boguma, the State Project Coordinator, Youth Empowerment and Social Support Operation (YESO), urged Buhari to sit up and fix Nigeria’s problems.

He advised youths to be self-reliant, avoid crime, social vices, and be good citizens.


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