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Borno holds retreat on security, development

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Borno State Governor Babagana Umara Zulum has convened a retreat for members of the State Executive Council (SEC) to implement state’s security and development agenda.

The two-day retreat was to remind participants that the security situation in the state was not normal, while it was abandoned for decades before facing challenges of Boko Haram insurgency.

Zulum, who disclosed this at the weekend, while addressing commissioners and other participants at the retreat in Damasak, which has been the most troubled spot in northern part of state, explained that Mobbar Council Area has remained a shadow of itself since terrorists occupied it as a Caliphate.

“If we had decided to hold our retreat in Maiduguri, Abuja or perhaps at Obudu Cattle Ranch, we may not be true to ourselves and sensitive to the plight of our own people.

“This retreat is to bring all of us face to face with the reality of our challenges in Borno,” he said, noting that most of the towns along the Maiduguri-Damasak road have become near ghosts of what they used to be.


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