By Ismail Auwal
Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum, has donated 18 patrol vehicles to strengthen the military and volunteers in the Civilian Joint Task Force dedicated to patrols along the Maiduguri-Dikwa- Gamboru Highway.
This was disclosed in a statement titled, ‘Zulum gives 18 security vehicles to military, Civilian JTF for Dikwa-Gamboru road patrols’, and signed by his spokesman, Isa Gusau, on Saturday.
According to the statement, Zulum presented the vehicles to Major General Christopher Musa, the theatre commander of Operation Hadin Kai, while inaugurating the reopening of the economic road to commuters on Friday around Muna in Maiduguri.
Following the reopening, Zulum went to Dikwa town to observe commuters’ free movement to Gamboru, a border town in Ngala LGA, which was not restricted by security operatives.
Commending the governor’s gesture at the occasion, the theatre commander described the reopening of the road as exciting.
“For us as members of security forces, we are indeed grateful. Your Excellency, we know this is something that is desirable, and something that is exciting, and something that you want for the people of Borno State.”
“This is part of the peace efforts, with this, there will be development, with development, there will be fewer challenges on security,” the theatre commander said.
“This is a great achievement, Your Excellency; thank God for you, thank God for the people of Borno State, and thank God for all the things you are doing to Borno State, especially to members of the armed forces and other security agencies. We want to encourage you not to relent, not to be discouraged because I know the challenges are enormous.
“We will give you our support, our cooperation to ensure that Borno State is peaceful and all the other parts of the North-East for life to come back”, Musa assured the governor.