Governor of Borno State, Babagana Zulum has dedicated 18 vehicles to patrol Maiduguri- Dikwa- Gamboru highway to ward off attacks by Boko Haram on travellers on the road.
The patrol vehicles are to be used by the military and volunteers in the Civilian JTF, hunters and vigilantes dedicated to patrols along the Highway.
Zulum made the presentation of the vehicles to the Theatre Commander of Operation Hadin Kai, Maj. Gen. Christopher Musa, while flagging off the reopening of the economic road to commuters on Friday around Muna in Maiduguri.
Zulum, after the symbolic reopening, proceeded to Dikwa town to observe free movement of commuters to Gamboru, a border town in Ngala local government area without restrictions by security operatives.
Speaking at the occasion, Musa said, the reopening of the road is exciting.
He said: For us as members of security forces, we are indeed grateful. Your Excellency we know this is something that is desirable, and something that is exciting and something that you want for the people of Borno State. This is part of the peace efforts, with this there will be development, with development there will be fewer challenges on security.”
He added that: “This is a great achievement Your Excellency, thank God for you, thank God for the people of Borno State, and thank God for all things you are doing to Borno State, especially to members of the armed forces and other security agencies. We want to encourage you not to relent, not to be discouraged because I know the challenges are enormous.”
The Theatre Commander said: @We will give you our support, our cooperation to ensure that Borno State is peaceful and all the other parts of the northeast for life to come back.”