Borno - The Federal government has deployed over 200 security personnel to the liberated Bama local government in Borno to ensure the security of lives and property as displaced people begins to settle down in the towns and villages in the local government.
Among the security men deployed are Mobile Police (MOPOLs) and other para-military personnel to maintain vigilance in the town.
Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State who has temporarily relocated his office to Bama disclosed this on Sunday while welcoming the officers and men in the Police Force, NSCDC and NIS, assured that he will be visiting the local government frequently till the end of December when reconstruction of the town is expected to be completed.
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Shettima said: “I want to welcome you all to Bama town, your duties is to spread across the town and restore civil authority. Meanwhile, you are to work with the military who liberated the town from invaders because we are here for the same mission.
He promised to pay two months’ allowances up front and arrange for mattresses and other items be given to the security men.
He said: “Today, your two months allowances shall be paid that is October and November, also mattresses, mosquito nets and food will be given to you free but be extra vigilant while carrying out your duties.”
The state Deputy Commissioner of Police, Wakil Maye who led the Security personnel thanked the Governor for his kind gesture towards the personnel and assured that more personnel will arrive soon.
“I thank you for the support sir, we are here to support the efforts of military and facilitate the civil authority. I can assure you more personnel will be deployed soon” he said.
Before it liberation, Bama, which was the second largest town in Borno has been under the control of Boko Haram since September 1, 2014.
- News 24