Borno State Governor Kashim Shettima on Monday lamented the terror attacks on communities in the North-East and declared that Boko Haram members were better armed and motivated than Nigerian troops.
The governor said, “In a nutshell, what we are being confronted with is that we are in a state of war. It is what I came to update Mr. President.The sooner we stop playing the ostrich and rise up to the challenges of the day, and marshall all resources towards neutralising the antics of Boko Haram, the better for all of us.
“I made it emphatically clear to Mr. President that the Boko Haram members are better armed and better motivated than our own troops. Anybody who is following events in this country can attest to the fact that they have a very smooth sail overrunning communities, killing people.
Jonathan had summoned the service chiefs immediately he arrived at the Presidential Villa, Abuja from Lagos where he held private meetings and consultations over the weekend.
None of them spoke with journalists at the end of the meeting, which was also attended by Vice-President Namadi Sambo.