Governor of Borno State, Babagana Zulum has donated 18 vehicles to security agencies for the patrol of Maiduguri- Dikwa- Gamboru highway, notorious for Boko Haram attacks on travellers.
Zulum made the presentation of the vehicles to the Theatre Commander of Operation Hadin Kai, Maj. Gen. Christopher Musa, while flagging off the reopening of the economic road to commuters on Friday around Muna in Maiduguri.
The patrol vehicles are to be used by the military and volunteers in the Civilian JTF, hunters and vigilantes dedicated to patrols along the highway.
Zulum, after the symbolic reopening, proceeded to Dikwa town to observe the free movement of commuters to Gamboru, a border town in Ngala Local Government Area without restrictions by security operatives.
Musa said the reopening of the road is exciting.
“For us as members of security forces, we are indeed grateful. Your Excellency, we know this is something that is desirable, something that is exciting and something that you want for the people of Borno State. This is part of the peace efforts, with this there will be development, with development there will be fewer challenges on security,” he said.
He added, “We will give you our support, our cooperation to ensure that Borno State is peaceful and all the other parts of the northeast for life to come back.”