The governor of Borno State professor Babagana Umara Zulum has lauded the latest attack by the Nigerian Army to recapture Marte Local Government Area of the state from insurgents.
Dandal Kura Radio International reports that the Chief of Army Staff on Sunday visited Dikwa Army Super Camp in Borno, where he directed special troops to recover Marte and its environs within 48 hours.
Zulum, who was speaking at the launching of Rapid Response Initiative Projects in Borno, organised by the North East Development Commission in Maiduguri on Monday, assured that the military would deliver the job.
The governor also reiterated his administrations commitment to continue with its programme of resettlement of Internally Displaced Persons to their ancestral home, adding that it will not give room for destructions.
He observed that keeping IDPs continue to depend on handouts from government and organisations was not sustainable.
While lauding NEDC for its series of interventions in the Northeast, Zulum who is the Chairman of Northeast Governors Forum, urged the commission to give priority to some critical areas including livestock transformation by establishing things like livestock centres in all states of the Northeast region.