Boko Haram suspect plant landmines to hinder rebuilding, resettlement of IDPs – Gov. Zulum .

By our Correspondent

Borno State Governor, Babagana Umar Zulum, has described the recent explosion of landmines killing commuters in town of Borno state.

He said attempting to kills security agents and locals across different locations as renewed attempts to frustrate the rebuilding of destroyed communities and resettle internally displaced persons to their ancestral homes.

Zulum, who disclosed touring some of the communities in Dikwa, Marte, and Ngala Local Government Areas, said his government is working to find the conspirators from within the government and locals for appropriate sanctions.

According to him explosions along Maiduguri-Dikwa-Marte-Ngala roads resulting in the deaths of security personnel, civilian Joint Task Force members, humanitarian workers and farmers have been recurrent in the northern part of Borno of recent.

He said the landmine planted by suspected Boko Haram kills 5 soldiers, injures 15 others in Borno Destroyed by years of insurgency, roads leading to these economically viable LGAs have become easy traps for commuters and other users by Boko Haram terrorists who plant explosives on the roads.

The governor, who visited and addressed the army brigade in new Marte after the landmine explosion involving army personnel, inspected destroyed communities in Marte with the view to rebuild and resettle IDPs.

Our correspondent learnt that Marte is 150 kilometers from maiduguri, while Ngala, is 153 kilometers from the capital. The two LGAs are economically strategic to the Borno State and the Federal Government due to the trans-border commercial activities along that route.


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