Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, has said the killing of oil workers by suspected Boko Haram members is indicative of the fact that the war against insurgency is not over.
In a statement issued on Sunday by Idowu Adelusi, his spokesperson, the governor said the federal government is “trying hard to cover what cannot be covered”.
He flayed the claims of the military that the sect has been “technically defeated”.
He also said the sect is rather “raging fiercer than ever before”.
“The battle is not over yet. In fact, it is raging fiercer than ever before. The gory killing of the oil workers confirms this. The wanton destruction of lives and property all over the place by Boko Haram also testifies to this fact,” he said.
“Like the ostrich, this government is trying hard to cover what cannot be covered. Boko Haram ambushes and kills soldiers at will.
“Gallant officers and men continue to fall in battle to the superior firepower and higher morale of the insurgents.
“Boko Haram invades and sacks communities at will, carting away human beings and other resources.
“The insurgents throw bombs with reckless abandon. Is this the evidence of a degraded or defeated Boko Haram?”
Of late, there has been a resurgence of Boko Haram attacks and abductions in Borno state.
The latest attack by the sect was the ambush on oil workers that had gone for an exploration near Lake Chad.
Other recent attacks were carried out by suicide bombers who targeted the University of Maiduguri.