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Borno Governor stops convoy to give lift to 12 girls fetching firewood

The governor of Borno State, Prof. Babagana Umara Zulum, on Monday, stopped his motorcade to grant lift to twelve young women fetching firewood along Monguno.

It was on evening when Zulum’s motorcade was moving to Monguno in northern part of the state.

About 12 young girls were standing by the road side while the motorcade moves slowly.

Suddenly on spotting the young children, Governor Zulum ordered the convoy to stop.

All members of the convoy were wondering what could have made the Governor stop the convoy bearing in mind the dangers associated in stopping at the road known for Boko Haram activists.

Then the Governor zoomed out of his official car and headed straight to where the girls stand.

He asked the girls what they were doing at such place, about 15km to the town of Monguno.

The young women replied that they were fetching firewood which serves as source of energy to devastated local residents whose livelihoods were denied as a result of the over decade long insurgency.

Governor Zulum ordered his entourage to give the little girls a lift back to Monguno along with their firewood which was equally conveyed on another vehicle.

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