I Will Fight Boko Haram – Governor Zulum.
The Governor of Borno State, Babagana Zulum, has expressed commitment of the state in the fight against insurgency and terrorism in the state.
The governor decreed that the state will not be discouraged in its efforts to get rid of criminal elements in the state.
He made the vow in Abuja at the Topflyers Magazine award ceremony, where he was conferred with the outstanding performance award by the organization.
Governor Zulum had recently called for a political solution to end what he described as “madness’’ afflicting the state.
He announced plans to repatriate Nigerians taking refuge in some border communities in neighboring Chad Republic.
He said the repatriation plan would be a joint effort involving Borno State government, Federal establishment and United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR).
The governor said he was visiting the refugees to understand their plight and expectations. He also distributed N50 million to the refugees with each receiving N10, 000 for upkeep.
Zulum also visited Chadian President, Idriss Deby in N’Djamena, Chad capital.
“I am here in Chad to see our people currently taking refuge at The Darsalam camp in Baga Sola. We met them yesterday. Our people are doing very well, the government of Chad is taking care of them. So, I am here to express appreciation to the president for his generosity towards our people here in Chad.
“We have also discussed how we can voluntarily repatriate our people back to Nigeria. Basically, we are here for three things: meet our people, thank the government of Chad, and intensify collaborative efforts to repatriate those who are willing to be safely resettled in different parts of Borno,” Zulum said.