Damboa market, shut after 2014 Boko Haram attacks, re-opens

Governor Kashim Shettima
Photo: VOA Hausa
Governor Kashim Shettima Photo: VOA Hausa

The Damboa Local Government Area of Borno on Tuesday re-opened the Damboa township market closed down in 2014 due to Boko Haram attack.

Damboa is located few kilometres from the Sambisa forest, the hideout of the Boko Haram terrorists.

Abu Hong, the Caretaker Chairman of the council, performed the re-opening of the market at a ceremony in Damboa, headquarters of the council.

Hong said the market was re-opened after the return of peace to the area.

The chairman commended Gov. Kashim Shettima of Borno for his numerous supports to the military toward the fight against the terrorists.

Hong also thanked the military, members of the Civilian JTF and local hunters for their efforts in chasing out the terrorists.

He urged traders in the market to be security conscious and collaborate with security agents toward sustaining the peace in the area.

Also speaking, the District Head of Damboa, Abdullahi Damboa, expressed happiness over the re-opening of the market.

Damboa assured the state government of his support toward maintenance of peace in the market. (NAN)

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