Boko Haram eroded Borno State dividends of democracy, says Gov. Zulum Posted by: Mikail Mumuni June 13, 2019 1 Comment By Inusa Ndahi, Maiduguri Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno state has said that Boko Haram insurgents have eroded the dividends of democracy of the state by devilish destructive tendencies for a decade. Zulum disclosed this on Wednesday, while addressing the people to mark Democracy Day at Ramat Square, Maiduguri. According to him, over 80% of state’s infrastructural facilities were destroyed by insurgents. His words: “Over the years, we lost greater part of our democratic gains to the devilish acts and destructive tendencies of Boko Haram insurgents. “We witnessed a massive displacement of communities and high number of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the country.” Consequently; he said hundreds of drop outs and out of school children, including youths were unemployed. He said the state had great loses in livestock, which the people had depended, before commencement of Boko Haram insurgency in July, 2009. On other destroyed facilities, the governor said: “In the 10-year insurgency, there were destruction of irrigation facilities with collapse of market and trading facilities,” stating that this led to high levels of food insecurity. “The task before us; is enormous, given the mean resource base of state. We will never relent or give up,” he assured the people. He said the state government with cooperation of stakeholders, is to overcome the challenges of Boko Haram big mess. According to him, the released 10-agenda during his inauguration, articulates the state’s development framework. Speaking on security, he said: “Within the two weeks of my assumption of office, I have garnered support to reinorce security measures and adopt additional strategies to counter the insurgency. “I have taken measures to empower Civilian JTF, give logistic support to all security operatives.” The logistic support, according to him, will create an effective platform for cooperation and consultations. He said he will not hesitate ti take any action or support any cause that could restore peace. Boko Haram Gov Babagana Zulum 2019-06-13 Mikail Mumuni Share !