SSS Advises Governors to Consider ‘Borno Peace Model’ for Addressing Insecurity

State Directors of Security Service representing the six states in the North East region have recommended that governors in the region adopt the successful ‘Borno peace model’ as a viable strategy to attain lasting peace in the region.

Husseini Abdullahi, the Chairman of the organizing committee and the State Director of the security service in Bauchi, emphasized this proposition during an official visit to Governor Babagan Zulum of Borno State on Tuesday. The purpose of the visit was to formally convey the outcomes of the 12th North-East Zonal Conference to the governor.

According to Abdullahi, “After extensive discussion, we came up with resolutions, which we are convinced that by virtue of your position as chairman of North East Governors’ Forum, will facilitate their implementation.”

“With the subsidy removal, there is need for the governors in the geopolitical zones to speed up the distribution of palliatives to cushion the prevailing hardship.

“We are also of the opinion strongly that, since we are in the peak of the rainy season, even though it’s not too much manifesting here, in some of our states we are already experiencing floods.

“We are also strongly of the opinion that the state governors in the zone should consider establishment of measures that would mitigate the impact of the flood even before they manifest.

“We are also of the opinion that the emerging crimes as a fallout out of the Boko Haram incident, we want to strongly advise that the state governors should sustain the existing effort, adopting what is popularly known as the ‘Borno model’.

“Borno model as we are all aware has helped the state to achieve relative peace.

“Your excellency sir, I must confess on behalf of my other colleagues, yesterday we were asking our colleagues that, when we were coming in, our perception was across the metropolis, we will see checkpoints but virtually there were none, and, he told us that it was history.

“That tells us that to a large extent there is relative peace in Borno. We want to appreciate almighty God, and we appreciate and commend you.”

Speaking on the distribution of palliatives, he noted that “We were told that you started even before the federal government directives, and not even the distribution, you are personally supervising it.”