Boko Haram not controlling any local government in Borno – Buratai

Buratai

Gen Tukur Buratai, has faulted the claim by Borno State governor, Dr Kashim Shettima, that two local governments in the state are under the control of the Boko Haram terrorists. Governor Shettima had said, “They (Boko Haram) are presently controlling two local governments in Borno State – Abadam and Mobbar – and partially in Marte. Babachir David Lawan, who led a six-man committee inaugurated by President Muhammadu Buhari to pay condolence visits to Borno and Adamawa states following the suicide attacks at mosques in the two states on Friday, said two local government areas were under the control of Boko Haram terrorists.
However, the chief of army staff, who spoke with journalists shortly after addressing troops at the headquarters of 3 Division, Marxwel Khobe Cantonment in Jos at the weekend, differed with the governor, insisting that the military had recovered all territories previously under the terrorists’ grip.