Borno state government would convene an expanded security meeting to extensively deliberate on a sustainable solution to the protracted security challenges facing the state.
Governor Babagana Umara stated this while responding to a series of concerns put forward by the Shehu of Borno Alhaji Abubakar Garbai Elkanemi when he paid him Sallah homage at the government house in Maiduguri.
Worried about the renewed attacks by Boko Haram insurgents on some communities in the northern part of Borno state and its cumulative effect on farming activities, the expanded meeting will review strategies to strengthen the security architecture.
Governor Babagana Umara informed Shehu of Borno that an Emergency Response Team would be launched next week to boost the security situation in the state.
According to Professor Umara, eighty vehicles equipped with modern facilities have been procured while five hundred hunters and vigilantes already profiled to support security agents in the Operation.
The Governor stressed that his administration is committed to improve the security situation, enhance food security and create jobs to unemployed youths in the state.
He promised to strengthen the traditional institution to carry out its functions effectively.
Shehu of Borno Abubakar Garbai Elkanemi expressed concern that the security situation if not effectively tackled could lead to food insecurity.
He then commended President Muhammadu Buhari and the state Governor for the measures so far taken to contain the crisis.
Shehu Abubakar Garba also appealed to the Governor to consider reopening the Maiduguri-Damboa-Biu highway to ease the hardship commuters encounter when travelling to the southern part of the state.