- Yunusari local government in Yobe state has fixed 44 solar street light as a measure to counter terrorism
- The solar lights were installed at very strategic locations like the local government town's border to Niger Republic
- The project was done with the support of Northeast Regional Initiative (NERI) in the state
Kanamma, the headquarters of Yunusari local government area in Yobe state has fixed 44 solar street lights to deal with incessant Boko Haram attacks.
The streetlights were installed at the town’s border to Niger Republic and other very significant locations like military locations, Abbatoir and Eid ground, Daily Trust reports.
The acting chairman of the local government, Musa K Doguna, said the project was a collaborative effort the council did with Northeast Regional Initiative (NERI) to deal with security situation in the town.
The chairman said the street light will help with dark corners and help security agencies to prevent attack in a timely manner.
"Using the streetlights after dark would deter potential criminals and thwart nocturnal attacks on our community,” he said.
Aside the street light, Doguna also explained that the local government had, through the support of NERI, rebuilt local government secretariat, health and education facilities, as well as empowered youth, farmers and vulnerable women in the society.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that the chief of army staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, said the Boko Haram terrorists are being contained with the recent renewed joint military offensive against them in northern Borno and border areas.
The army chief said the offensive had pushed them to the remote Islands on the Lake Chad basin. Represented by Major General Lamidi Adeosun, the chief of training and operations, the chief of army staff disclosed this in an interview with newsmen at Monguno in Borno north after celebrating the Easter with troops.
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