By: Our Correspondent
MAIDUGURI, North-West, Nigeria – Borno State Governor, Professor Babagana Zulum, has called on Jakana residents to report any suspicious behaviour to security agencies.
He stated this when he visited Jakana town barely 24 hours after his first visit.The visit was aimed at building community resilience.
Zulum’s visit was necessitated by the recent security threat around Jakana general area. He thereafter proceeded to Mainok, another community along Maiduguri-Damaturu highway on a similar mission.
He strongly warned that anyone aiding criminal activities would severely face the wrath of the law.
The Borno helmsman in his separate remarks at Mainok and Jakana pleaded with the Federal Government and the Nigerian military to redress their decision on evacuating the two communities.
According to him, “Government of Borno does not support the evacuation of this two communities. Simply because, we don’t want to create another humanitarian crisis not only to the two communities but to the entire people of Borno state.
“Non existence of people from Jakana and Mainok would simply lead to the closure of Maiduguri-Damaturu highway. This However entails, cutting off food supplies to Maiduguri.
“We are appealing to the Federal Government, Nigerian military to provide more security that would secure the communities as well as the road.”