On Sunday, the Governor of Borno State, Prof. Babagana Zulum, conducted a state-of-the-art visit, citing 28 villages where Boko Haram security forces forced their communities to leave the areas.
These villages are famous for farming near the Alau Lake, the second reservoir in Borno State, have been hit by ISWAP and Boko Haram insurgents, causing residents of the region to flee their cities to refugee camps, most of the refugees continue to live their lives in the refugee camps of the city of Maiduguri.
Governor Zulum visited villages in military barracks, and was escorted by Nigerian troops, including navy, national and air forces prior to that time, data showed that Boko Haram militants had invaded the Alau Lake Basin, located about 20 kilometers from Maiduguri, and that this lake was home to most of the city’s fish and vegetables and it is the largest water source.
In addition, following the liberation of territories from Boko Haram, the Borno State government has begun a summer farming program at Alau Lake in a press statement, Mallam Isa Gusau, public relations officer at Governor Zulum’s office, said that Zulum’s visit to the villages was “to rejuvenate the agricultural sector in the area,” because of the ease of life of the inhabitants of the area. “We are making this visit due to the resurgence of irrigation infrastructure development at Alau Lake. “And to our knowledge, there are 28 affected villages, which are in the refugee camps, and we will look at the possibility of reuniting our brothers and sisters.
He commended the efforts of the Nigerian military in the security sector earlier.
Governor Isa Gusau said that, before that, Governor Zulum had visited the Alau Watershed Distribution Center to assess the facilities available for implementation.”The governor has also visited the Maiduguri Tree Conservation Agency, which is run by the Borno State Department of Water Resources,” Gusau said.”The governor also commended the work being carried out under the supervision of the leaders of the aquatic rehabilitation center and the staff of the Ministry of Water Resources”.
It appears in another incident, the Borno state government has begun work on rebuilding 500 houses, which were destroyed by the Boko Haram insurgents in Kawuri area of Konduga Local Government Area of the state. The statement came from the governor of the state, Prof. Babagana Zulum, during a visit to his hometown of Konduga on Sunday.Meanwhile, Babagana Zulum reiterated that his government had completed the renovation of some 250 houses.
He added that the restructuring of the houses would help bring back the local people who are currently living in refugee camps. Zulum also directed the project supervisors to try to complete the project before June 15.”Then, when we are trying to bring the people of Kawuri back to their cities, we will take them back to Umarari. And we want the public to get their work done this summer, in June, ”he confirmed.