The Governor of Borno state, Prof. Babagana umara zulum has expressed gratitude to all vigilante groups for their role in fighting Boko haram insurgency.
He also increased their monthly allowances from 15,000 to 20,000 beginning from the month of June 2019 and directed every one of them to open bank account for direct payment of the allowance into their accounts.
The governor stated this Wednesday, while addressing members of the civilian JTF and vigilante hunters at the multipurpose hall of the Government House Maiduguri.
He saidhe has provided 3 vehicles to the CJTF to effectively cover and monitor activities around bakassi and ajilari areas adding that an office accommodation will be provided for them.
Meanwhile, the governor held security meeting with the police, SSS, GOC, Civil Defence and Garrison and Brigade Commanders on the of Security situation across the state where they agreed to work in collaboration with the vigilante groups in the fight against Boko haram insurgency and banditry.
He also directed the leadership of all the vigilante groups to submit their requests through their state coordinator Barr. Kaka Shehu Lawan for approval as his administration is ever ready to give maximum support to the vigilante groups towards bringing an end to the insurgency and banditry in the state.
In their separate remarks, Malam Ba’alawan and Malam Sa’ad, Sector 9 commanders, in their separate remarks thanked the governor for supporting them and assured that they will do their best and work in unity with all the security agencies to achieve the desired goals.