Governor Kashim Shettima has said Maiduguri, the capital city of Borno State is more secure than Lagos and Abuja.
Governor Shettima said he abandoned the use of bulletproof cars as an act of sympathy with the suffering masses who had no means of self protection from terrorists and to show how the state is safe.
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Shettima stated this on Sunday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Maiduguri.
He said that the action was also aimed at showing that the terrorists had no super natural powers.
“We have to dare the terrorists; I have bulletproof cars, but I do not use them; I want to be exposed to the elements as the ordinary people do,” Shettima said.
He said the bulletproof cars were only kept for the use of visitors who might be afraid to use ordinary cars.
“Maiduguri is more secured than even Lagos or Abuja.
“Sometimes I drive myself round the town to see things for myself,” Shettima said.
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