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Borno civilian JTF solicits government's support

10 March 2014, 19:20

Abuja - Iliasu Saidu, spokesperson for the Borno Civilian Joint Task Force (JTF), has solicited the Federal Government’s logistics support in the fight against Boko Haram in the North East.

Saidu also solicited for support for the JTF by providing vehicles and allowances for the youth.

This, according to him, will serve as motivation to fight the Boko Haram.

According to him, what the entire JTF do is to give information to the military so that it can help them in their job.

Saidu said that no fewer than 2 500 youths made up the organisation.

He added that the state government was planning to recruit additional 1 500 to make up to 4 000, to further assist the military in their operation.

He said that the activities of the civilian JTF had helped to secure lives and property in the troubled state, adding that all that was needed currently was the Federal Government's assistance.

“Borno is Nigeria and the people fermenting violence and the killings are Nigerians; if we can have assistance from the Federal Government, it will help us to achieve peace.”

He called on the Nigerian youth to join hands with the JTF to bring peace to the North East.

"Borno is a beautiful state which must not be taken over by hoodlums," he added.

-  NAN

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