Boko Haram: Borno govt. to construct trenches in vulnerable communities

Security agents digging trenches around Maiduguri town

The Borno State Government plans to construct trenches around vulnerable villages in the state to wade-off attacks by insurgents.

Governor Kashim Shettima said this on Saturday when he visited some villages to assess damage done to the communities by insurgents.

The governor assured the communities that proactive steps would be taken to safeguard their lives and property.

“We will construct trenches around the entry points to prevent the terrorists from carrying out attacks.

“We will also fortify the areas by providing more security personnel to watch over the areas,” Mr. Shettima said.

He said the government was concerned about the attacks on the communities and assured that individuals, who lost their houses or relatives, would be assisted.

The governor expressed optimism that the problem of insecurity would soon be a thing of the past.

“We are on the right path and God is with us. God willing; we will defeat them (insurgents),” Mr. Shettima said.

Speaking earlier, the District Head of Ari Dawari, one of the communities attacked by insurgents, Bulama Dawari, had told the governor that his people were planning to flee the town.

“Our village is just 3km from Maiduguri, the state capital, but we are not safe.

“The insurgents carry out their attacks on our community at will; my people are already packing their belongings to leave.

“Our community is made up of farmers who depend solely on subsistent agriculture.

“But without adequate security, we will have to leave because our lives are no longer safe,” Mr. Dawari said.

He, however, said that the villagers would stay if more troops were deployed to the area to safeguard their lives and property.



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  • ed

    The head of Ari Dawari spokesman put things in plain language for sensible Nigerian. Dawari community is only 3 KM from Maduguri. Nigerian Military Headquarters newly created Headquarters by President Buhari to wage and win the war. Boko Haram continue to come and go at will to kill and kidnapped. The farmers are packing and ready to move out. The situation can only be resolved by Nigeria troops over powering the Islamic Foundermentalist Terrorist Boko Haram. Governor and President should stop deceiving the nation. Boko Haram is part of the structure of the North. To defeat Boko Haram their sources of Money must be exposed and the supporters charge to court. Unfortunately President Buhari already released hundreds of the arrested Boko Haram. The last thing you’ll ear them talk about is bringing Boko Haram to justice.
    The majority leader of the Nigeria senate is an indicted
    supporter of Boko Haram. The President is not out raged about that. He was completely overcome by outrage on Kanu, whom he claim came from England to Nigeria without a passport. President said he has 2 passport Nigeria and British passports. But fail to produce one.
    The over ambitious Igdo’s leader should’ve been put on TV to debate with well leaned Nigerian on the benefits and shorts coming of Nigeria. Nigerian from all corners are willing to make the country great. Unfortunately we’re deflated by clueless, uncaring and arrogant leaders one after the other.

    • emmanuel rabo

      And that is the reason why they are claiming that they have technically defeated Boko Haram!
      Talk about cluelessness!