Politics How Borno Govt Co-funds Fight Against Boko Haram, by SSG



Borno State government has invested over N10 billion to procure armoured personnel carriers, patrol vehicles, hundreds of trailers of petroleum products, provision of material logistics and accommodation to support security agencies in the fight against Boko Haram insurgency.

This is against the paltry N200 million received from the Federal Government since 2011, Secretary to Borno State government, Ambassador Baba Ahmed Jidda, said in an interactive session with journalists before he left Lagos at the weekend.

Jidda said the state had earlier decided not to make public its expenditures on the fight against Boko Haram because Governor Kashim Shettima always told officials not to embarrass the Federal Government, since it was its (FG) responsibility to fund security under the exclusive list.

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Source: Vanguard

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