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Deputy governor urges Borno exiles to return

05 August 2013, 07:24Emeka Adebanji

Abuja - Borno Deputy Governor, Alhaji Zanna Umar Mustapha, called on residents that fled the area because of terror by the Boko Haram sect to return.

He assured the of their security particularly in Maiduguri, which was the worst affected by terror in the state.

"As one can see, life has returned to Maiduguri. I therefore appeal to those that fled at the peak of the crisis to return back to their homes as their security is now assured and the insurgents have either been captured or are fleeing," Mustapha said.

He also assured the returnees that the state would quicken the evacuation and clearing of the drainage and cut the outgrown weeds so that the areas could again habitable.

Vandalized electrical transformers will be replaced immediately, he said.

This past weekend, State Ministry of Environment And Borno State Environmental Protection Agency (BOSEPA) evacuated and cleaned the drainage in the area.

Mustapha praised the efforts of the youth vigilante group and the Joint Task Force who have both collaborated to check the excesses of the Boko Haram sect.

- CAJ News


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