Governor Babagana Umara Zulum , Monday, observed village market in former Boko Haram stronghold in Cross Kauwa, a commercial nerve to surrounding towns and villages linking Baga, Monguno and Kukawa towns, which are the major urban areas in northern Borno.
In an interview with newsmen at the market square amidst buyers and sellers as well as residents of the village, Governor Zulum who was in high mood, could not hide his feelings when he said: “I feel highly delighted and impressed to be here today in a former Boko Haram stronghold, Cross Kauwa Village on their market day to observe the market with them.
“I am happy with the number of people I saw. Happy with the bubbling commercial activities as I went round the market and saw for myself how everybody was busy engaging in one thing or the other peacefully.
“As the security situation has improved, farming activities have retuned, commercial activities have returned, peace has also returned. Government will very soon swing into action to reconstruct, rehabilitate and renovate all the basic infrastructural facilities and amenities destroyed by the insurgents in the village.
“We will also carry out immediately repairs and reconstruct all schools in the village, health centers, market ships and stalls, motor park/ garage, abattoir, livestock market, boreholes and other sources of water supply, police station and barracks, mosques, churches, etc.
“I thank the military for their support and sacrifices in restoring peace in the area as well as other parts of the state. I also appreciate the concern and efforts of security agents, including the CJTF and vigilante hunters for their services and bringing peace to the area.
“I assure you that we will return life back to the area for the people with your continued support as if there is no peace in the area there wouldn’t be any meaningful development for the benefit of the people and community entirely.”