Governor Zulum Visits Hawul LGA After Boko Haram Attack

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The governor of Borno State, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum on Sunday morning flew from Abuja to Maiduguri to visit communities attacked by Boko Haram on Saturday evening, in Hawul local government area.

Zulum, who traveled from Maiduguri to Katsina and Abuja on Thursday, for series of scheduled activities, cut short the trip following the attack.

About four communities; Tashan Alade, Shafa, Azare, and Sabon-Kasuwa were affected in Saturday’s attack with schools, shops and places of worship destroyed by the insurgents.

In the attack, three persons were killed in Shafa, among them 2 hunters and a civilian, also thousands of bags farm products recently harvested by farmers were looted by the insurgents who also emptied shops and market stalls.

Governor Zulum was in Yimirshika, Azare, Sabon-Kasuwa and Shafa. The governor inspected all destroyed property and ordered immediate reconstruction of property that include police station, market stalls and others. 

In Shafa, Zulum ordered the provision of six patrol vehicles and other components to strengthen local security network in the community. Also in Yamirshika, he directed the provision of surveillance vehicles to hunters and vigilantes.

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