*Photo: Gov Zulum *
Governor of Borno State, Babagana Umara Zulum has presented 18 patrol vehicles to strengthen the military and volunteers in the Civilian JTF, hunters and vigilantes dedicated to patrols along Maiduguri- Dikwa- Gamboru highway.
Zulum presented the vehicles to the theatre commander of operation Hadin Kai, Major Gen. Christopher Musa, while flagging off the reopening of the economic road to commuters on Friday around Muna in Maiduguri.
The governor, after the symbolic reopening, proceeded to Dikwa town to observe free movement of commuters to Gamboru, a border town in Ngala LGA without restrictions by security operatives.
Speaking at the occasion , the theatre commander said, the reopening of the road is 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 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 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.” he added. “We will give you our support, our cooperation to ensure that Borno State is peaceful and all the other parts of the northeast for life to come back” General Musa assured.