The Borno State Government says lack of road network across the State has worsened the state of insecurity in the North-eastern region of Nigeria.
the Ste Governor, Babagana Zulum stated this in Maiduguri the Borno State capital while receiving delegation from the Nigerian Government following the killing of farmers in Zabarmari community of Jere Local Government Area of the State.
“Once the road networks are fixed, the insecurity will reduce by 50% and unless it is addressed, the people in the region will continue to suffer”. Governor Zulum said.
He appealed to the delegation which was led by the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq to implement the recommendations made by the State to stamp out insurgency in the North East.
Comprehensive Master Plan
Governor Zulum also appealed to the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs to develop a comprehensive master-plan to help tackle the menace of insurgency in the country.
“We don’t have good roads networks and this has impeded the state’s efforts in fighting the insurgents, so we appeal to you to assist the North East by developing a road-map that will see to the end of these senseless killings”, he added.
The Minister visited the Zambarmari community Mosque to sympathize with the community leaders and later handed over trucks of food items
to the State Government for onward distribution to the families of affected persons and people of Zabarmari community .
Apart from the 43 persons who were confirmed dead and subsequently buried on Saturday, the District Head of the community Lawan Abba Umar stated that more than 100 farmers were still missing after the incident and were currently being sought after by the combined team of the military and other security agencies.
Source: Voice of Nigeria