The Shehu of Borno, Abubakar Umar-Garbai, has lamented that the Boko Haram insurgency rocking the state and other neighboring states was brought by a foreigner.
He gave his lamentation on Thursday while receiving National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members posted to the state in his palace.
He lauded the courage and patriotism shown by some corps members from Southern Nigeria who embraced their posting to Borno state.
Umar-Garbai commended their decision to serve in Borno and see for themselves the success story of the state in picking up from the sad incident of Boko-Haram insurgency which, he said, was a foreign concept brought to Borno by a foreigner.
He said Borno was known as hope of peace where visitors were accepted but some people took advantage of that to import terrorism.
The royal father, who briefed the corps members on the history of Borno Empire, said at present his emirate covered 16 local government areas with 59 District Heads, 591 villages’ heads and over 7,000 wards.
While commending the corps members for the visit and respect for traditional institution, the Shehu prayed for them and urged them to discharge their primary assignment with full commitment.
Earlier when he presented the corps members to the royal father, the State Coordinator of NYSC, Nura Umar, said the corps members were at the palace to pay homage and seek his royal blessing.
Umar lauded the sustained support of the royal institution to NYSC programme, and assured of Corps members’ commitment to continue to play a major role in the transformation programmes of the state.
“One of the objectives of the NYSC is to promote national unity and socio-cultural integration of Corps members in their host communities,” Umar said.