The state government will also compensate traders who lost their shops.
Borno government is to rebuild about 200 houses destroyed last week by insurgents in Kawuri village of Konduga Local Government area in Borno.
Deputy Governor of the state, Zannah Mustapha, gave this indication on Sunday when he visited the village to commiserate with the community over the incident.
He said government would also compensate traders who lost their shops during the attack.
Mr Mustapha directed the Konduga Local Government Caretaker Committee, to prepare a list of all those affected for immediate action by the government.
He said since attacks by insurgents had become a daily affair in remote areas, the affected communities must form vigilante groups to defend themselves.
“I am here to condole the community over last week’s attack by suspected Boko – Haram militants. I want to appeal to all those who suffer loses to take it as an act of God, because it is only Him who gives or takes away,” he said.
“Communities who are vulnerable to this kind of attack, must begin to introduce a kind of community policing to prevent future attacks”.
“What I am saying is that individuals must come out to form vigilante groups to defend themselves against attacks”.
“The best form of security is community policing. People must be ready to fight and defend themselves against Boko Haram through the formation of vigilante groups,” he said.
While assuring that government would collaborate with security agencies to beef up security in the area, Mustapha urged the community to copy from the experience of Maiduguri, the state capital, which used to be the strong hold of the insurgents.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that about 18 persons were injured after suspected insurgents attacked the community last week, destroying about 200 houses, 50 shops, and many vehicles.
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