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Governor of Borno State, Babagana Umara Zulum (center).

Borno Governor Babagana Zulum flew from Abuja to Maiduguri on Sunday and, upon arrival, took a military helicopter to visit the four communities attacked Saturday night in the Hawul local government area by insurgents.

A statement by the Governor’s Special Communications and Strategy Adviser, Mallam Isa Gusau, who announced this, also explained that the Governor had left Maiduguri for Katsina on Thursday en route to Abuja for a series of scheduled activities, but had to interrupt the trip. . after the attack.

“Approximately four communities, including Tashan Alade, Shafa, Azare, Sabon-Kasuwa and Debro, were affected by Saturday’s attack with schools, shops and places of worship destroyed by insurgents.

“Three people were killed in Shafa, including two hunters and a civilian. The insurgents looted thousands of bags of agricultural products, recently collected by farmers, and also emptied shops and market stalls.

“Governor Zulum was in Yimirshika, Azare, Sabon-Kasuwa and Shafa,” Gusau said.

After assessing the level of destruction caused in the communities, Zulum ordered the immediate reconstruction of structures, including a police station and market stalls.

In Shafa, Zulum ordered the provision of six patrol vehicles and other components to strengthen the local security network in the community, while in Yamirshika, it ordered the provision of surveillance vehicles to hunters and vigilantes.

The Governor was accompanied on the visit to Hawul by the Lieutenant Governor, Umar Usman Kadafur; Borno South Representative Senator, Senator Ali Ndume; the Commissioner for Reconstruction, Rehabilitation and Resettlement, Ing. Mustapha Gubio; and that of Agriculture, Engr. Bukar Talba.

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