The Shehu of Borno, Alhaji Abubakar Ibn Umar Garbai Elkanemi has called on the Borno State government to discourage the act of indiscriminate cutting of trees in the state.
The traditional ruler who visited the state Governor Babagana Umara Zulum to commiserate with him over the recent attack on his convoy by terrorists on 29th July also spoke on the environment.
The Shehu who lamented the high rate at which trees were cut in the state also urged the state government to take urgent steps in mitigating against this dangerous act before leading to a serious environmental problem.
El-Kanemi also called for the reintroduction of tree planting which was a regular practice in the past.
Governor Zulum thanked the Shehu for the visit and assured him of government’s readiness to address the issues raised by the royal father.
On the attack on the Governor’s convoy, the traditional ruler expressed sadness as the insecurity in the state is getting out of hand.
“Your Excellency, we are not happy about what has happened in Baga the other time, it is very unfortunate and great pity. If the convoy of the whole Chief Security Officer of the state will be attacked, then wallahi nobody is safe, because he is the number one citizen of the state, he is the Chief Security Officer of the State.
“If a convoy of such highly placed person in the State will be attacked, I repeat, nobody is safe. The matter is getting worst, I urge everyone to raise up our hands to seek for Allah’s intervention” the Shehu said.