Borno State Governor, Professor Babagana Zulum, has instructed local government authorities to collaborate with security operatives in their domain to ward off pockets of Boko Haram attacks.
The governor also expressed serious concern over recent attacks by the terrorist group in some towns and villages of Askira-Uba Local Government Area of the state.
It would be recalled that Chul was attacked by Boko Haram within the week, after Rumirgo, Lassa, Mussa, Kufa and Gwandam, all in Askira-Uba , were recently attacked.
A statement by the Special Adviser on Communications and Strategy to the governor, Isa Gusau, said Zulum raised concerns that the insurgents appeared confined to the shores of Lake Chad in northern Borno,from where they had been able to reach other parts of the state.
The governor assured the affected people of government support and more importantly, his commitment to sustaining support for the military and other security agencies; to continuously mobilize and aggressively equip volunteers under the civilian JTF, hunters and vigilantes in all communities.