Mr. Zulum made the call Sunday in Maiduguri at a party to celebrate Acting Commanding General Officer, 7th Division of the People’s Republic of China, Abdulwahab Eyitayo, who was promoted to the rank of Major General.
Zulum noted that military personnel had made many sacrifices under difficult conditions and paid the ultimate price to secure the nation, adding that they must be rewarded accordingly.
He congratulated Mr. Eyitayo and other senior officials, saying that the state government and people were enthusiastic about the development.
The governor reiterated his administration’s commitment to supporting the military so that they can succeed in the fight against the insurgency.
Mr. Zulum described the relative peace in the state as a positive development, adding that it facilitated the resettlement of displaced people in liberated communities.
It also announced plans to reopen the commercially viable Maiduguri – Gamboru – Ngala highways and the Maiduguri – Damboa highway in January, to accelerate the normalization of activities in the state.
“Today day; I am happy as governor of Borno because we have achieved a lot.
“We can give people back to Baga, Wulgo, Ngoshe and many communities in the state.
“By the grace of God, we will soon relocate the people to Malumfatori, the headquarters of the Abadam Local Government Area.
“The only way we can fight the insurgency is for us to remain resilient,” he said.
In their separate comments, Eyitayo and Maj.-Gen. Christopher Musa, Commander of the Theater, Operation Hadin Kai, OPHK, reaffirmed the commitment of the military to end the insurgency in the country.
While praising the support of the state government and people in the counterinsurgency operation, they urged the remnants of the terrorists to emulate those who surrendered before it is too late.
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