Borno Government Reveals Pro-Boko Haram Plans, Dismisses Fear Over New Insurgents

 Borno Government Reveals Pro-Boko Haram Plans, Dismisses Fear Over New Insurgents

boko haramThe Borno State Government has disclosed that it had already mapped out a blue-print for full engagement of an estimated 20,000 members of a local vigilance group popularly known as the Civilian JTF.

The state Commissioner for Justice, Alhaji Kakashehu Lawan revealed this to newsmen in Maiduguri.
The assurance came following the fears expressed by residents of the state that the unemployed members of the vigilance group may become another security threat after the Boko Haram insurgency had ended.
Lawan further revealed that the blue-print made provision for the creation of a youth empowerment agency to cater for the members of the civilian JTF.
He added that the state government had also contacted the Nigerian Army authorities to absorb those qualified into the service, while some of them will be recruited as fire fighters in the State.
He said, “What we have done as a government is to liaise with the Nigerian Army high command to have a large chunk of them recruited into the army.”
He added that those who have higher educational qualification would be absorbed into the state civil service.

LTV

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