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Shehu Of Borno Calls On FG, Military To Restore Civil Authority In Guzamala, Other LGAs

By Inusa Ndahi, Maiduguri

THE Shehu of Borno, His Royal Highness, Alhaji (Dr.) Abubakar Umar- Ibn Garbai Al-Amin El-Kanemi, has called on the federal government under President Bola Ahmed Tinubu and the military authority to clear remnants of Boko Haram Terrorists still occupying Guzamala local government headquarters, and other communities in Kukawa, Abadam council areas so that millions of displaced people would go back to their ancestral homes.

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He said, the only way to restore civil authority in these affected communities is for the military and other security agencies seriously take the war to the doorsteps of those hibernating terrorists who are still having total control, particularly in Guzamala Council, where there is no civilian presence for many years.

The Traditional Ruler stated this when he paid a Sallah homage to the Acting Governor, Dr. Umar Kadafur at the Government House in Maiduguri on Sunday.

Just last week, similar call were made by the Speaker of the Borno State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Abdulkarim Lawan while delivering a goodwill message at the celebration of the June 12, 2024 (Democracy Day).

The Shehu while appreciating the sacrifices rendered by Nigerian troops towards restoration of peace in the North East, and the country as a whole, said, there is more than meets the eye, because, the inability of the military to restore civil authority in the aforementioned communities has denied parents and children have access to their farmlands, or acquire quality Education, which he said, is dangerous to mankind and sustainable development.

His words: I am here with my people to congratulate Government and the people of Borno for observing a peaceful and successful Eid El-Kabir 2024.

“I commend the federal government and the security agencies, and more importantly, Governor Babagana Zulum for their untiring efforts in the fight against Boko Haram Terrorists.

“More so, let me use this opportunity to call on the federal government under President Bola Ahmed Tinubu and the military authority to clear remnants of Boko Haram Terrorists still occupying Guzamala local government headquarters, and other communities in Kukawa, Abadam council areas so that millions of displaced people would go back to their ancestral homes.

“While appreciating the sacrifices rendered by Nigerian troops towards restoration of peace in the North East, and the country as a whole, there is more than meets the eye, because, the inability of the military to restore civil authority in the aforementioned communities has denied parents and children have access to their farmlands, or acquire quality Education, which he said, is dangerous to mankind and sustainable development.”

Responding, the Acting Governor, Dr. Kadafur thanked the Monarch for the visit.

He said already, a committee set up under the Chairmanship of the Commissioner for Local Government and Emirate Affairs, Hon. Sugum Mai Mele, and the Multi National Joint Task Force, MNJTF are working round the clock to restore normalcy and relocate back displaced people of Guzamala to their ancestral homes, stressing that Government will expedite action to resettle all Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs back to their communities before the end of its tenure.

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