By Dauda R. Pam, Maiduguri
Borno State Governor Babagana Zulum, has distributed about N55million cash to hunters, vigilantes, volunteers and civilian joint task force for the celebration of the Eid el Kabir in Borno state.
Other items included 5,500 bags of rice and 5,500 gallons of cooking oil to cushion the effects of economic hardship ravaging across the country.
Addressing them at the Government House Maiduguri the Governor noted that supporting the volunteers is critical to Borno Government in terms of complementing the Nigerian military and other security agencies in the battle field with Boko Haram insurgents.
He paid glowing tributes to them and the office of the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, the supervising Ministry under the commissionership of Kaka Shehu Lawan, for effectively assisting in the fight against terrorism.
“I invited you to register my deepest appreciation to all of you in the Civilian JTF, hunters and vigilantes for your enormous sacrifices and support to the military in securing the lives and property of the people of Borno State”, the governor said.
“I also extend my appreciation to the Attorney General who is leading this very important team, the Permanent Secretary, the SSA security and Executive Secretary and members of Borno’s Security Trust Fund, for the combined efforts in repositioning our security responses in the state. May Allah in his infinite wisdom reward all of you abundantly. In addition to my gratitude to the hunters, vigilantes and CJTF also wish to provide a token of support to volunteers towards this Sallah Celebration.
“No amount of money or support can match the critical sacrifices made by volunteers, I really wish we can do so much more, but insha Allah, whenever our financial condition improves, government will offer bigger support”
As part of his support to the orphans, Governor Zulum during the meeting directed for the immediate identification of orphans of deceased volunteers for the enrollment of their children into schools at government expense.