Borno State governor, Kashim Shettima has said the state capital, Maiduguri is safer than most state capitals, especially Lagos and Abuja.
Shettima said this in Bauchi on Tuesday while addressing the Batch B National Youth Service Corps members deployed in Borno State, who are undergoing their orientation in Bauchi State.
He informed the corps members that the fight against insurgency was coming to an end.
Shettima said Nigerians need to come together for the unity of the country, in respective of their ethnic divide.
He promised to increase the corps members allowances and provide decent accommodation for them.
He 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.”