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FG, Borno To Develop Framework For Surrender of Insurgents – Zulum

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Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno state, says his administration is working in collaboration with the federal government,  to device a sustainable framework for the surrender of Boko Haram/ISWAP insurgents.

Zulum, while Speaking at a town hall meeting in Maiduguri, Borno state, on Thursday, Zulum said thousands of insurgents have surrendered, and that the law enforcement agencies have been of great help in aiding the process.

The governor said: “The ongoing surrender of Boko Haram members is a welcome development. We have taken collective decisions to fast track the process of the surrender of Boko Haram members,”

“So far, thousands of them have surrendered. We have been receiving tremendous support from the Nigerian army, Nigerian police and DSS, and others at ensuring the success of this very process.

“Governments at state and federal level are working assiduously to establish a sustainable framework that will ensure proper handling of these processes.”

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He said the destruction of power lines to Borno has subjected the people to “despair and hopelessness”.

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“After the first destruction of the power lines, we mobilised resources to effect necessary repairs both at the federal and state level,”

Also Read: Zulum Speaks on Reintegrating Repentant Insurgents

“After spending millions of naira, the excitement was short-lived as the insurgents 24 hours later destroyed the repaired lines.

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“Just a few days ago, the contract for the installation of a thermal energy station in Maiduguri was signed by the NNPC and contractors.

“Very soon, the contractors will mobilise to site and the project will be completed in the next six months. The president has directed the federal ministry of power to look into the possibility of providing 150 megawatts of solar energy plants in Borno state to ensure sustainable power supply to the state.”

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