Borno state governor Professor Babagana Zulum said on Friday that people in the state would vote like other Nigerians across the country on election day without fear of attack.
He based this on Borno’s relative stability, saying security had improved 90-fold since 2011.
Zulum made this claim when briefing House correspondents shortly after a closed-door meeting with the president, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (ret.), at Aso Rock Villa, Abuja.
According to him, efforts are underway to fully rehabilitate and resettle all internally displaced persons in the state.
While arguing that there are no regions free of security problems, he said that the Borno state government had received support from the federal government and the military.
Asked if Borno citizens would freely participate in the February/March elections, Zulum said: “The people of Borno state voted during the 2015 elections. They have also voted during the 2019 elections.
“Can you compare the security situation in 2019, 2011 and now? Security in Borno has greatly improved by over 90%. So we don’t have any problem.
“Eligible voters can go and cast their ballots on election day, Insha Allah, in Borno state, we have no problem.”
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