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Zabarmari Massacre: Boko Haram Still Controls Many Parts Of Borno – Zulum



Borno State Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, says the marauding Islamic sect, Boko Haram, still holds sway in many parts of the state.

The governor said this while addressing fishermen and farmers when he visited the burial of the 43 farmers killed on Saturday by the terrorists.

The governor said the presence of the deadly sect Sambisa forest and the Lake Chad regions in northern Borno is worrisome and portends danger for residence of the state.

He disclosed that his administration has launched a security outfit called ‘Agric -Ranchers’, which comprise military, paramilitary and members of the Civilian Joint Task Force and local Hunter.

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He, however, appealed for collective responsibility especially from the parts of the Federal Government.

He also said governments of border countries of Chad, Niger and Cameroon Republic should work with the Nigerian government to address the lingering crisis in the region.

The governor lamented with regret the escalating killings perpetrated by armed insurgents in some parts of the state and assured that his administration will soon recruit additional Civilian Joint Task Force to complement efforts of the security operatives in the fight against Boko Haram.

“What happened in Koshobe community yesterday, is very sad and I can admit that the dreaded Boko Haram sect are still existing strongly in many parts of our state,” Governor Zulum said.


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