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Gov Zulum seeks support for security agencies to end insurgency


Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno on Tuesday urged communities to provide timely information to the military and other security agencies to enable them track down Boko Haram insurgents.

Zulum made the call when he visited Magumeri Local Government Area to commiserate with the people over the Aug. 19 attack by Boko Haram insurgents.

“It is very important for the citizens to support the Nigerian Military with intellegnce reports to enable them to track down the insurgents and their sympathisers.

“Local intelligence is very important. Aside strengthening the Civilian Joint Task Force as a government, we will encourage our people to provide necessary information to the military and other security forces.”

Zulum also directed the Ministry of Reconstruction, Rehabilitation and Resettlement (RRR) to liase with the Ministry of Health to rehabilitate the hospital and restore all facilities destroyed in the town.

“We shall not be deterred in our efforts of Reconstruction, Rehabilitation and Resettlement, Commissioner of RRR,  you have to ensure immediate re-renovation of this hospital.

“Insha Allah, this administration shall not be deterred in building back all the infrastructures that were destroyed,” he said.

According to him, affordable and quality health care delivery especially to the poor and vulnerable is one of the cardinal objectives of this administration.

“As soon as the RRR ministry completes the renovation, we shall put back all the facilities that is destroyed.

”We will also ensure that adequate personnel are also recruited into the hospital,” he said.

Zulum also assured Magumeri residents of adequate security.

“Government has been relating with the Nigerian military, the Nigerian Police to establish a strong security workforce in Magumeri,” he said. (NAN)

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