How Zulum made Boko Haram disappear in Borno– Bala 

The Bauchi state governor, Bala Mohammed, Monday said Boko Haram has been evaporated in Borno state because of the leadership style of Governor Babagana Umara Zulum.

He stated this when Zulum paid him a condolence visit at the Ramat House, Bauchi, to commiserate with him over the loss of his elder brother, Bappa Mohammed. He eulogised Zulum for his leadership style, which he said, restored peace to the troubled northeast state of Borno.

“I’ve worked closely with you. You are a young man, the youngest but the oldest among us. No wonder you are our chairman, North-East Governors’ Forum, where you look at all the developmental challenges of the North-east and indeed, the country. You have really shown pedigree and leadership. I didn’t know you were coming . That is the leadership style you are showing in Borno and in Nigeria.

“The courage you have, we try to emulate a little. You dare all the miscreants and the charlatans that are bombarding us. Today, even Mr. President has the pride of being associated with you. You are the most visited person by the president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria that speaks volumes. Boko Haram has been evaporated and we are trying very hard to make sure that we secure our jurisdiction after you have secured the center of terrorism and violence.

“We are proud of you, we are proud to be associated with you. Yes, we are the headquarters of the North-east and not Borno, although you always dispute that. But certainly, we know we have given you the leadership.

“When I was contesting for the presidency, I made sure that the Northeast had a say and made sure that the Northeast had a say in the leadership of this country. I asked this gentleman, ‘are you running? If you are running, I don’t have to run, because I know that you will do it better than me and still, I have that respect for him. I have done my own, maybe he will come and follow after us.

“Today, we have a presidential candidate and a vice presidential candidate. He is one upcoming hero and a person we respect immensely as a zone and the country.”

Speaking earlier, Governor Zulum said he was in Bauchi to commiserate with the governor, his family and the entire state government over the unfortunate incident.

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