Borno State Government appear to have lost confidence in security agencies ability to secure the people from rampaging Bandits and insurgents as it settles with the option of arming locals to protect themselves.
This is why the Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum on Wednesday, December 30, decided to equip local hunters with firearms in Hawul Local Government Area of the state to take on Boko Haram insurgents.
The insurgents had attacked and looted four communities in Hawul LGA on Boxing Day.
The Governor, represented by his deputy, Umar Kadafur, handed over eight Toyota Hilux vehicles; and other equipment requested to the local hunters and vigilante group at the LGA headquarters, Azare.
Zulum said: “Borno State government will not relent or shy away from its constitutional responsibilities of protecting the lives and property of the people and will continue to remain focused in ensuring that total peace returned to the state.”