Zulum presents N10m, house, scholarship to the family of slain Bama’s CJTF commander
By Madu Mohammed, Maiduguri
Governor Babagana Zulum, of Borno state has presented the N10m and a house to the family of the deceased the overall commander of the ‘Civilian Joint Task Force”(CTF)’ in Bama Local Government Area who was killed by Boko Haram insurgents in June this year
The ‘Civilian JTF’ is a prominent volunteer group of combat ready youths, famous for using their local understanding of Borno’s terrain to fight Boko Haram and ISWAP terrorists which works closely with the Nigerian military, operating under sectors modeled after military battalions.
Kadau who was commander of “sector one” in Bama was ambushed by Boko Haram, when his team went on routine patrol outside Bama town.
Governor Zulum, during his meeting with counter insurgency volunteers in Bama during the week, paid tribute to Kadau for paying the supreme price in defense of Borno and Nigeria Before leaving Bama on Thursday evening, Zulum visited Kadau’s deceased family to register his condolence and directed the release of N10m for the families upkeep over a period of time, where he directed the family to open an account with joint signatories, in which the N10m, will to be paid into.
Zulum also directed that a house worth another N10m be purchased for Kadau’s bereaved family so that they should stop paying rent, as well as awarded Borno Government’s scholarship throughout their education which he described as “very small reward for all that Kadau did in his contributions to returning peace in Bama and by extension Borno State and Nigeria”.
Governor Zulum had before the approval offered cash, food and textiles to all 683 volunteers involved with fighting Boko Haram in Bama and he had paid tribute to all of them for their services.
Zulum who had, in June 2019, increased the monthly allowances of all volunteers across Borno State, approved procurement of more vehicles and security gadgets for them, as well as massive recruitment of
hunters to join volunteer groups who were deployed to their communities to compliment the efforts of Armed Forces in the fight against terrorism.