Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State has identified poor access to education, healthcare services, basic amenities, and food as tools for insecurity.
The governor also said the wide gap between the rich and the poor was a major contributory factor to the heightened insecurity the nation was passing through at the moment.
Zulum, speaking in Abuja, at the 2nd Intelligence and Security Summit, organised by Umaru Shinkafi Legacy Foundation, established in honour of Late Umaru Aliyu Shinkafi, noted that “Access to healthcare, access to food, and access to quality education is key to ending terrorist activities.
According to him,” Food insecurity is the worst form of insecurity”.
The governor said he was building on the legacy of his predecessor, Alhajji Kashim Shettima’s administration of which he served as commissioner which he noted, constructed houses for the widows and established schools for skill acquisition as a means of livelihood for the widows so they can earn something while providing a conducive learning environment for their children.
On his part, Imo State governor, Hope Uzodinma, called on the entire security system to reflect on how late Umaru Shinkafi would have handled the insecurity ravaging the country.
Speaking on the inter-communal and food security threats, he averred that Shinkafi would have opted for a grassroots approach to curtail societal attitudes.
He described the current situation as unfortunate, saying no investor would want to put his money in an unsafe environment.