- Governor Zulum of Borno state has called on retired senior security personnel from Borno state to help in the fight against Boko Haram
- The Borno state governor said he would invite the retired generals, police, and others to a strategic meeting on how to address the security challenges in the state
- Zulum has also met with Borno citizens occupying key positions at the federal level to explore how they can help in developing the state
The governor of Borno state, Babagana Zulum, has introduced another strategy in his bid to fight the Boko Haram insurgency in the state and restore peaceful and harmonious living.
Governor Zulum called on the retired military generals, retired senior police officers, others who are of Borno origin to come together to assist the state with their expertise.
The Cable reports that Zulum called the retired senior security to a strategic meeting to explore how they can help the state.
Legit.ng gathers that the Borno state governor made the call on Sunday, March 15, when he hosted meetings with Borno citizens working at different federal establishments in Abuja.
The purpose of the meetings was to explore how the Borno citizens occupying key positions at the federal level can help in developing the state and addressing security challenges.
Zulum decided to invite the retired senior security personnel after a retired brigadier general during the meeting offered to contribute with strategies that could help defeat Boko Haram.
The Borno state governor expressed his readiness to meet with the retired senior security officers soon.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Governor Zulum on Thursday, March 5, hailed the ground and air components of the Nigerian military for a decisive blow against Boko Haram insurgents after the terrorists attacked Damboa town in the state.
The governor in a statement said that he was impressed that a combined team of soldiers fighting on the ground and air with the complementary efforts of the civilian JTF and vigilantes were able to neutralize scores of insurgents while stopping them from gaining grounds.
He went on to note that the gallant troops took the war to the insurgents after the terrorists had fled.
He said: “I find it compelling to salute our gallant soldiers of the Nigerian Army and Air Force, under operation Lafiya Dole for a decisive blow against Boko Haram insurgents on Wednesday morning in Damboa town."
In another report, at least two Boko Haram fighters have surrendered to the Nigerian Army even as troops repelled an attack on Gubio town in Borno state by insurgents.
According to an army spokesperson, Colonel Aminu Iliyasu, in a statement posted to PR Nigeria on Sunday, March 15, the troops of Strong Response Area Gubio successfully stopped an attack on Wednesday, March 11.
According to the army's account, 7 insurgents were killed on Wednesday and an AK 47 rifle recovered while in the early hours of Thursday, March 12, one burnt Boko Haram terrorist Gun Truck, one PKT Machine Gun, 2 AK 47 Rifles, 3 AK 47 rifle magazines and 67 rounds of 7.62mm Special ammunition were recovered.
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