The governor stated this in Konduga Friday while inspecting the Pivot Irrigation Scheme (PVIS) project, which would be commissioned by President Goodluck Jonathan when he visits the state next week.
His words: “I can tell you without fear of contradiction that most of the destruction of public property is the handiwork of some opposition politicians who do not want us to succeed.
“Believe me, Boko Haram will not condescend so low to doing things like this. But I know politicians can do it.”
He further disclosed that there are insinuations that some disgruntled elements within the opposition are working tirelessly to create an atmosphere of insecurity in order to discourage the president from visiting Borno.
Shettima, therefore, directed that no less than 70 soldiers, policemen and vigilante group members be posted to keep watch at the Konduga irrigation project.
“We as a government will not fold our hands, but will provide adequate security to all government projects across the state,” Shettima said.