Borno Government has presented eight patrol vans to members of joint Civilian Task Force made up of hunters and vigilante groups in Hawul Local Government Area to enhance their operations in the fight against insurgency.
The State Deputy Governor, Alhaji Umar Kadafur presented the vehicles at a ceremony on Tuesday in Azare the headquarters of the LGA.
Kadafur said the gesture was in fulfilment of the promise made by Governor Babagana Zulum to a request made by the groups when he visited the four communities attacked by insurgents in the area on Saturday.
Kadafur said the state government under Zulum placed priority on security and would not relent in supporting any effort to complement that of the military and other security agencies in containing the insurgency and other security challenges.
He urged the people to be more vigilant and security conscious, and report any suspicious movement or characters in the area to security agents for prompt action.
The deputy governor also declared that in line with the governor’s promise to reconstruct affected residents during the attack, a team would be arriving to commence work.
Responding, the Chairman of Hawul LGA, Alhaji Ibrahim Hassan, lauded the gesture by the government pointing out that six vehicles was requested for but the Governor brought eight as prove of his commitment to security.
While in Hawul, the deputy governor inspected Community Day Secondary School in Yimirshika village and primary schools in Kinging village, where he promised the villagers that government would soon renovate the schools and provide learning and teaching facilities.