Governor, Kashim Shettima of Borno State said despite the insurgency in the state and other parts of North East Region Maiduguri is safer than most state capitals in the country.
The governor made this known in Bauchi on Tuesday while addressing the Batch B National Youth Service Corps members deployed to Borno State, who are undergoing their orientation in Bauchi State.
He specifically, said Maiduguri the state Capital is safer than Abuja and Lagos
The 1,387 corps members, deployed to Borno State, were sworn in on November 28 at their camp in Bauchi.
Shettima, while assuring them that Borno State was now peaceful, said, “With all sense of responsibility and honesty, am saying that the worst in Maiduguri is over. Borno is now on the path to sustainable peace.
“Maiduguri is now safe even more than Lagos, Abuja and many other state capitals in Nigeria.”
He added that the Federal Government and the state government were working to maintain the peace in the state as the fight against insurgency was getting to an end.