Speaking during a courtesy call at the Government House in Maiduguri yesterday, Governor Nyako said he was in the state to condole with the families of the deceased, the government and people of Borno State over the tragedies that befell them recently in Baga town, Bama town, Maiduguri city and other places.
While reassuring Shettima of the support of the government and people of Adamawa State, Nyako presented a cheque of N20 million to the state governor as token assistance.
“We will also not leave you alone but also try to do our best to properly support and assist you in bringing peace to the state, zone and country at large as we are working round the clock to ensure that there is peace in the country,” Nyako said.
Governor Nyako added, “We are also going to sit down and discuss how peace and these security challenges are going to be addressed and return peace to the state, zone and country at large before our governors’ meeting. I have severally offered advice to the governor on how to tackle this insurgency.”
Responding, Shettima said in tears, “We cannot hide our feelings and joy for your brotherhood and fatherly advice since the crisis started. As a man of ideas and wisdom, you have been helpful in the theories we apply in controlling the Boko Haram crisis.
“You have been behind all the Kanem-Borno dynasty activities and very supportive indeed. We are grateful and thankful for all you have been doing for us as a brother and father. We pray that, Insha Allah, these challenges will end. The spirit that keeps us together should please be maintained. Insha Allah we shall have peace in the state, zone and country at large. Baba Mai Mangoro is assisting us with the token assistance of N20 million cheque. And just last week he sent to me 20 special bulls or cattle.”