Gov. Zulum alongside Sen. Abubakar Kyari representing Northern Borno, and Member, House of Representatives, Bukar Malam Gana while addressing residents of Damasak. Photo: Dauda Iliya
Borno State Governor, Prof. Babagana Zulum has presented an Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC) and 11 patrol vehicles to the Nigerian Military, Civilian Joint Task Force (JTF) and Hunters to strengthen security in Damasak.
Damasak, headquarters of Mobbar Local Government Area is located in the fringes of Lake Chad and shares boarder with Niger Republic had recently came under series of attacks by the Boko Haram insurgents but were all repelled by the military.
Governor Zulum spent Thursday night at Damasak thereby ending the speculation that the town had fallen to insurgents.
The Governor during the two day visit interacted with soldiers and other security agencies prosecuting the war on terror where he promised to provide additional support that will help in the fight against insurgency.
He equally empathised with residents who suffered losses during the attacks and assured robust measures to avert future attacks on the town.
Zulum confirmed from residents that 18 people had died, 21 injured and several property including UN humanitarian hub, police station, palace of the District Head, as well as primary healthcare centre were destroyed during Tuesday’s attack.
Governor Zulum however directed the strengthening of agricultural activities while assessing a rice farm in Damasak.