The Speaker of the Borno State House of Assembly, Abdulkareem Lawan has called on the federal government to deploy more troops to the northern part of the state.
Speaking on Thursday in Maiduguri, when he received a delegation Guzamala Youth Forum and Students Association led by its chairman, Babagana Alkali, Lawan said no civilian or soldier living in Guzamala local government area which is about 125 kilometres north of the state capital.
“I became very emotional this morning when listened to the leader of the delegation.
“As your representative, I have no other option rather than to say it the way it is.
“Guzamala local government is not far away from the state capital; we have two district heads and 16 village heads all of them are taking refuge here in Maiduguri.
“We also have 170 settlements in Guzamala but as I am speaking to you now, there is no single soul, there is no single military or any other security agencies living in the entire territory of Guzamala LGA.
“There is no civilian in Abadam; there is military at the local government headquarters (Malam Fatori) guarding the land but there is no single civilian living there.
“Most of the people in Abadam had fled to Niger Republic and Monguno town.
“It is the same thing when you go to Marte.
“There is no single civilian in the entire community but the troops are guarding the headquarters.
“So, I am appealing to the government to deploy more troops to the northern part of the state.
“I will like to urge the federal government to urgently look into this insecurity we are facing in the state,” he said.