Kashim Shettima, Borno State Governor, said the continuous captivity of the Chibok schoolgirls and the refugee situation caused by the Boko Haram insurgency have left him with less than 4 hours of sleep every day.
Speaking on the plight of the Chibok schoolgirls, abducted since April 2015, on a live television media chat in Maiduguri, the governor said the release of the abducted girls is of paramount importance to him.
“Because of this problem, I hardly get up to four hours of sleep each day,” he said.
“The challenges are still not over. The Chibok girls are still missing, We have over one million refugees in the city of Maiduguri alone. We have 276, 000 registered refugees in over 20 IDP camps within Maiduguri while thousands more are taking shelter with families, and friends”.
However, the situation will be dealt with, Shettima said.
“So the challenges are daunting, but I want to assure you that we are equal to the task and still get the job done.
“We are willing to marshal whatever resources we have.
“We are determined, we are focused and absolutely committed to the transformation of our state in spite the challenges confronting us.”
Comrade Michael Olukoya, the National President of the Nigeria Union Teachers (NUT), speaking recently, said the Nigerian government must intensify efforts towards the rescue of the abducted Chibok girls because their abductors “would have assaulted them beyond proportion.”