Lai Mohammed must explain Borno, Adamawa Boko Haram attacks – Fayose
Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has described the Sunday and
Monday’s Boko Haram attacks in Borno and Adamawa States as
disheartening and an indictment on the All Progressives Congress (APC)
federal government, saying that the Minister of Information and
Culture, Lai Mohammed must explain to Nigerians how the same Boko
Haram that he said had been “technically defeated” could carry out such daring and deadly attacks.
The governor, who commiserated with the government and people of Borno
and Adamawa States, especially those who lost their loved ones in the
attacks, said; “in other countries of the world, the government would
have taken responsibility for deceiving and misleading the people and apologised.”
In a statement issued by his Special Assistant on Public Communications
and New Media, Lere Olayinka, Governor Fayose asked; “If Boko Haram
had indeed been technically defeated as Lai Mohammed made Nigerians to
believe, what do we call the Sunday and Monday attacks in Maiduguri,
Borno State capital and Madagali, Adamawa State?
“Should we say that the ‘technically’ defeated Boko Haram insurgents
attacked Borno and Adamawa States, killing close to 100 Nigerians and
injuring several others?.
Only Lai Mohammed who told Nigerians that Boko Haram had been
technically defeated can tell us what happened and he must have to
explain how ‘technically defeated’ insurgents could carry out such
deadly attacks”, he said
Governor Fayose, who urged the APC-led federal government to stop
deceiving Nigerians, especially on the Boko Haram insurgency and its
anti-corruption fight said; “This governance by deceit must stop.
Nigerians deserve to know the truth concerning how they are being
He challenged the federal government to tell Nigerians how much had
been spent on security matters since June, this year, saying; “As it
is today, they are just using the anti-corruption fight to shift the
attention of Nigerians from their failure to fulfil the promises they
made while seeking votes. They are deceiving Nigerians while diverting
Security Vote under the pretence of fighting Boko Haram insurgency.
According to him:“It has therefore become pertinent that they are told expressly to
stop behaving as if they are still the opposition. They should realise
that election is over and it is already seven months that they assumed