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Boko Haram Still Existing Strongly In Borno — Gov Zulum

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The Borno State Governor, Prof Babagana Umara Zulum, has on Sunday, admitted that dreaded Boko Haram insurgents are still existing in the state particularly in Sambisa Forest, River Fringes of Koshobe, and Lake Chad Basin posing threats to over 6 million people in the state.

The governor made this known while addressing newsmen, shortly after he led the funeral of about 44 rice farmers slaughtered by Boko Haram in broad daylight at Zabarmari community, which were recovered by security operatives and volunteers.

Insidenaija gathered that Governor Zulum, during his visit was told that death toll was yet to be fully ascertained.

However, Zulum said, though his administration has launched a security outfit called ‘Agric -Ranchers’ comprised of military, paramilitary and members of the Civilian Joint Task Force including Hunters/Vigilantes safeguard farmers, there is the need for collective responsibility especially from the parts of the Federal Government, and Governments of border countries of Chad, Niger and Cameroun Republic to team up and address the lingering Boko Haram crisis in the region.

“With what happened in Koshobe/Zabarmari community yesterday, I can admit that the dreaded Boko Haram sect are still existing strongly in many parts of our state especially in the Sambisa Forest, River Fringes of Koshobe and Lake Chad Basin posing threats to over 6 million people in the state.

“As you are aware that this administration has launched a security outfit called ‘Agric -Ranchers’ comprised of military, paramilitary and members of the Civilian Joint Task Force including Hunters/Vigilantes safeguard farmers, there is the need for collective responsibility especially from the parts of the Federal Government, and Governments of border countries of Chad, Niger and Cameroun Republic to team up address the lingering Boko Haram crisis in the region.

“You have seen this morning, we buried 44 recovered corpses according to Islamic rites, I was informed that over 70 farmers were slaughtered while harvesting their rice in Koshobe village, but as it is, more corpses are still lying there waiting for evacuation.

“I assured you that this administration will soon recruit additional Civilian Joint Task Force complement efforts of the security operatives in the fight against Boko Haram.” Governor Zulum said.

He, therefore, prayed God/Allah to grant eternal rest to the souls of the deceased and their families to bear the irreparable lost.

Meanwhile, the Chairman of Rice Farmers Association in Zabarmari, Mallam Hassam Maina in an interview described the incident as a “Deadly Blow”.

He called on the Government and the security agencies to live up to their responsibility in protecting lives and property in the state.

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