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Strengthen the capacity of our CJTF, Vigilantee, hunters to safeguard our communities– Prof. Zulum



Strengthen the capacity of our CJTF, Vigilantee, hunters to safeguard our communities – Prof. Zulum

By Madu Mohammd, Maiduguri

The Borno state Governor, Prof. Babagana Umara Zulum has appealed to the military to strengthened the capacity of the the Civilian Joint Task Force ( CJTF,) Vigilantes and hunters to safeguard their immediate communities, as the military don’t have the manpower to be everywhere within the theater, as they were faced with many challenges of insecurity such armed bsnditir, catle wrustling and in.kidnaping in Zanfara, Katsina and other parts of the country

The governor made the call when the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) paid him a courtesy call at the Government House Maiduguri.on Monday said “” the Borno state is ready to spend its last kobo to partner with the Nigerian Army to strengthen our Civilian JTF, vigilantes and local hunters to safeguard our communities “,

While appealing to the mitary to ebsure speedy economic recovery of the Northeast, Prof. Umara said ” over 80 percent of our people are farmers and don’t have access to their farmlands. The military should work out plan to ensure that our famers have not only have access to their farms during farming sesean and post harvest time. You should also open up our roads for the movement of goods and persons.”

He also employed the COAS to ensure that the local population are allow to pertake in fish and cattle trading to boast the local economy because, presently the common man are not having enough access to the trade.

Professor Umara said “the Borno state government is working hard to address the issue of youth unemployment, food security, and illetracy as for us to succeed we have address the root cause of insurgency, which is illiteracy, unemployment and food security”.

” we have to critically examined the Lexas of peace, security and development and draw a post insurgency stabilization plan to end Boko Haram insurgency in the Northeast. We need your support and collaboration to achieve that,” Prof. Zulum added.

While appreciating the military for liberating Borno from.insurgents, he sympathizers with the military and the families of those who paid supreme price in safeguarding their nation, adding that in the last four years many parts of the state where occupied by the insurgents and only one roads was accessible but today courtesy of the military all areas have been librated and roads were ensure sppedy economic recovery of of the Boko Haram crisis affected Northeast region.

Earlier speaking, the Chief of Atrmy Staff (COAS) Lt. General Tukur Buratai, said the military has already worked out a post insurgency stabilization plan to ensure the safety of both military and civilian populace and that very soon there will be a drastic reduction in Boko Haram activities in the Northeast.

“We have worked out post insurgency stabilization plan for the Northeast. We are going to operate differently from what we have been doing before in the counter Insurgency war, we are going facilitate the smooth returning of IDPs, worked out plans to ensure their safety as theygo back and open access roads for the movement of people and goods”, General Buratai added.

He said counter Insurgency is not for military alone and urged the general public to support the military by giving information through identification of strange faces and movement among them

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Gov. Buni Commiserates With Victims of Gujba Attack



Gov. Buni commiserates with victims of Gujba attack

By Chullu Modu, Damaturu

Yobe state Governor, Hon. Mai Mala Buni, has commiserated with the families of the victims of the Gujba attack.

The Governor described the victims as heroes who laid their lives in defence of their country.

“The government and people of Yobe state commiserate with the families of the brave securitymen who lost their lives in the attack.

“The sacrifice made by these brave heroes shall never be in vain” assured.

” Government will not be deterred by such attacks from executing programmes and policies in the interest of the people of the state” he said.

The governor assured his administration’s commitment to always work together with security agencies to safeguard lives and property of the citizenry.

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Gov. Buni Commiserates With Emir Of Fika Over Fire Outburst



Gov. Buni commiserates with Emir of Fika over Fire Outburst

His Excellency, Hon. Mai Mala Buni, The Executive Governor of Yobe state, has on Monday commiserated with the Emir of Fika and Chairman Yobe state Council of chiefs, Alh. Muhammadu Abbali ibn Muhammadu Idrisa, over unfortunate fire incident at the Palace.

Governor Buni described the fire inferno that consumed a chamber at the Palace as a great loss to the emir, the Emirate and the state.

“l am deeply saddened by the sad news of the fire incident today at the palace of His Highness, the Emir of Fika.

“However, we are all consoled and give thanks to Almighty Allah that no life was lost nor injuries recorded” he said.

The governor asked the Emir to have faith that this was destined to happen at this moment and prayed that it never happen again.

Governor Buni also prayed to God to replenish assets lost to the fire outburst

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Democracy Day: Borno NUJ Applaud Governor Zulum For Executing 556 Projects in 741 Days



Democracy Day: Borno NUJ applauds Governor Zulum for executing 556 projects in 741 days

By Madu Mohammed, Maiduguri

The Borno state chapter of the Nigeria Union of Journalists NUJ had applauded the Borno State Government under the leadership of Governor Babagana Umara Zulum for executing 556 projects within 741 days in office.

The NUJ in a statement jointly signed by its chairman Bulama Talba and it’s Secretary, Mohammed Ibrahim said ‘”indeed this feat has no doubt justified the NUJ award in 2019 conferred on Governor Zulum as the Most Promising First Time Governor in the Country as well as other awards and recognitions within and outside Borno State due to the numerous peoples oriented projects on the ground.”

“As the Government and citizens celebrate democracy day the Union salutes their courage and resilience as well as never dying spirit which has gradually contributed to the restoration of peace in more communities with sustained programmes and prayers that should be further complemented with useful information to security operatives whom we expect to deal a final blow to end the insurgency bedevilling our dear state, the union stated.

The NUJ said “we appeal to the State Government to see reason to improve the processes of resettlement of IDPs to their original communities as well as the review the cases of local government civil servants affected by the ongoing verification by re-engaging them.”

The statement further said “We remind the public to be rest assured that all of the working journalists in Borno State remain ever dedicated to continuously push our pen to promote the interests and image of the State towards the full revival of its glory by the will of the Almighty Allah, Happy democracy day.’,

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