President Muhammadu Buhari who visited Borno State on Wednesday (today) has faulted the local leaders in the state over attacks launched on the daily by the deadly group, Boko Haram.
9jatoday is aware that President Buhari has today visited the state for a condolence visit to the state government and its people after a horrible attack by the Boko Haram sect which saw about 30 people killed including the destruction of properties and valuable items.
Buhari who from Ethiopia after the African Summit visited Borno, told the residents of the state that Boko Haram insurgents or any of their factions cannot launch an attack except they receive tips and support by some of the locals.
The President claimed that lives lost at Auno in Konduga Local Government Area would not have been possible without the support of residents.
He said, “Boko Haram or whatever they are cannot come to Maiduguri or its environs without the local leadership knowing, the local leadership is in charge of security in their own respective areas.
“With my understanding of our culture, I wonder how Boko Haram survives up to this end.
“As the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, I campaigned in 2015 and last year on three fundamental issues which include security as you cannot preside over an institution or a country if it is not secured.
“We are working for you in this country; as Commander-in-Chief, I am dealing with the security institutions and I believe there is an improvement in security.
“I urge the people of the state to cooperate with the law enforcement agencies; let us deny Boko Haram access to our loyal citizens and encourage displaced people to go back to their land.”