- Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno has vowed to be undeterred by the insurgents' intimidation and attacks in some communities in the state
- The governor made the promise on Wednesday, August 14, adding that he is committed to finding peace and stability in the state
- Governor Zulum says the state government will continue to collaborate with the military, police and other security agencies to protect lives and property
Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno state on Wednesday, August 14, said that he would not be deterred by insurgents’ intimidation and attacks in some resettled communities in the past weeks in the state.
Zulum, who spoke at the inauguration of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Agro-Ranger squad, said his administration remains committed to ending insurgency and restoring peace to the state, News Agency of Nigeria reports.
Legit.ng notes that the governor said: “Let me assure our people that the recent intimidations by insurgents at Gajiram; Gajiganna, Dalori and Gubio will never deter us from our commitments to finding peace and stability in the state.
“We will not be frightened, we will not fear any threat, it rather increases our commitment and resilience until we find peace."
Zulum said that during his inaugural address, he pledged his commitment towards upholding section 14 (1b) of the constitution that categorically states that security and welfare of the people are the primary purpose of government.
The governor said: “I am ready and ever committed to ensuring the fulfilment of that pledge."
Zulum said the state government would continue to collaborate with the military, police and other security agencies to protect lives and property.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that it was all jubilation and fanfare in Bama community of Borno state as residents led by the Shehu of Bama Kingdom, Kyari Ibn Umar El-Kanemi, celebrated Eid-el-Kabir for the first time in five years.
Speaking during the celebration, El-Kanemi said this was the first time in almost five years the community partook in the religious feast celebrated across the globe by all Muslims.
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