Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State, on Sunday, visited some communities wrecked by insurgents on Saturday night in Hawul Local Government Area of the state.
The communities affected include Tashan Alade, Shafa, Azara, Sabon-Kasuwa and Debro. Three people were killed during the attack while schools, shops, places of worship and police stations were destroyed.
A statement by the governor’s Special Adviser on Communications and Strategy, Mr Isa Gusau said the governor had on Thursday left Maiduguri tor Katsina en-route to Abuja for a series of scheduled activities but had to cut short the trip following the attack.
“Three persons were killed in Shafa, among them two hunters and a civilian. Thousands of bags of farm produce, recently harvested by farmers, were looted by the insurgents who also emptied shops and market stalls.
After assessing the level of destruction wreaked on the communities, Zulum ordered the immediate reconstruction of structures, including a police station and market stalls.
In shafa, Zulum ordered the provision of six patrol vehicles and other components to strengthen the local security network in the community, while in Yamirshika, he directed the provision of surveillance vehicles to hunters and vigilantes.
The governor was accompanied on the visit to Hawul by the Deputy Governor, Umar Usman Kadafur; the Senator representing Borno South, Senator Ali Ndume; the Commissioner for Reconstruction, Rehabilitation and resettlement, Mr Mustapha Gubio and that of the Agriculture, Mr Bukar Talba.