Borno State Governor, Prof. Babagana Zulum, has donated eight vehicles and accessories to local hunters and vigilance groups in Hawul Local Government Area to strengthen their commitment to battling Boko Haram and other terror groups.
The governor of the Northeastern Nigerian state on Tuesday donated eight Toyota Hilux vehicles to local hunters and vigilante groups in Hawul Local Government Area where insurgents looted and destroyed four communities on Boxing Day.
The state Governor, Zulum, during his tour of the communities to assess the level of destruction on Sunday, had promised to equip local hunters and vigilance groups against the terrorist groups.
The governor, in fulfilment of his promise, yesterday presented the vehicles and other accessories requested by the vigilance groups to them.
The governor, represented by his deputy, Alhaji Umar Kadafur, made the presentation of the patrol vehicles and other accessories to the leaders of the vigilance groups in Azare town, the headquarters of Hawul Local Government.
The governor said the state government would not shy away from its constitutional responsibilities of protecting the lives and property of the people and would continue to remain focused in ensuring that peace returned to the state.
He, however, appealed to the people in the area to unite and to assist security personnel with useful information on any suspicious person or movement.
He added that the state government will continue to strengthen security operations in the state.
He commended all the security operatives in the area for their efforts in the fight against insurgency in the local government, adding that the government will continue to support them.
According to him, a committee for the renovation of destroyed facilities and residential houses, shops and police station will soon visit the area with a view to commencing work.
The chairman of Hawul Local Government, Ibrahim Hassan, in a vote of thanks, praised the governor for fulfilling his promise to the vigilante groups.
He said the governor had given more than requested as eight vehicles were given against the six requested.