- Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno is keen on rebuilding the northeast state
- The governor warned that efforts to sabotage his plans would be resisted
- The governor's 25-year development and 10-year strategic transformation initiatives had attracted criticisms from some quarters
Borno state governor, Professor Babagana Zulum, has said that his government will not succumb to any threats or sabotage towards the realisation of its 25-year development and 10-year strategic transformation initiatives.
The governor said the programmes were in the overall interest of the Borno people, adding that the proposed development plan is all-inclusive with a strategic vision and mission for proper implementation by all the local, national, and international stakeholders in the state.
Meanwhile, as the Zulum-led administration continues to make future plans for Borno state, the Nigerian Army is also making efforts to secure the area for the residents.
Recently, the army inducted eight units of locally made combat vehicles Mine-Resistant, Ambush–Protected (MRAP), also called EZUGWU into Operations Lafiya Dole and Sahel Sanity.
The Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, made this known at the inauguration of the vehicles in Kaduna on Thursday, November 12.
He said the equipment has aided military operations against bandits and Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists in the northeast region of the country.
In a related development, a group, Coalition Against Terrorism and Extremism (CATE) on Thursday, November 12, pledged to support the Nigerian Army and the Borno state government in fast-tracking the capture of the 86 terrorists listed on the most wanted list released on Wednesday, November 11.
Speaking to journalists in Maiduguri, the group said it would do anything within its power to assist troops of the Nigerian Army in their bid to capture the fleeing terrorists and their leaders, Abubakar Shekau and Abu Musa Al Barnawi.
In his address, the national coordinator of CATE, Gabriel Onoja, said capturing the wanted terrorist would provide an opportunity for the federal government and states in the northeast to rebuild their lives in earnest.
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