Borno - Gov. Kashim Shettima of Borno has expressed optimism that the security challenges in Borno and Kano states will soon be a thing of the past.
Shettima's wish is contained in a statement signed by the Director of Press and Public Relations to Kano State Governor, Halilu Dantiye, and issued in Kano on Wednesday.
It said Shettima that made the remarks when he visited his Kano State counterpart, Rabi'u Kwankwaso in Kano.
According to the statement, Shettima was in Kano to sympathise with Kwankwaso over the death of Sen. Usman Al-Bishir, who died in an auto crash along Kano-Zaria expressway on Monday.
It quoted Shettima as saying that normalcy would soon return to the affected areas following the security measures being put in place.
``We have witnessed some element of calmness in the past couple of weeks in the affected areas and with the approach of the Ramadan period, we hope and pray that peace and normalcy will return to the areas.
``We are also in Kano to identify with Kwankwaso’s solid achievements within one year in office, especially in the area of poverty alleviation and the establishment of the North-West University,'' the statement said.
Responding, Kwankwaso expressed appreciation for the condolence visit and described Al-Bashir’s death as a great loss to the family, Borno State and the country as a whole.
He stressed the need for prayers to God to guide leaders in running the affairs of the states and the country.