From. Sadiq Abubakar, Maiduguri
Residents of Multafu Community in Askira-Uba local government area of Borno State have commended Governor Babagana Zulum for his support of the security forces fighting the Boko Haram sect.
This was contained in a statement jointly signed by the Chairman and Secretary of Multafu Youth Association (MYA), Ijudigal Fali and Emmanuel Madu, and made available to journalists in Maiduguri on Tuesday.
The association noted in its statement the efforts of the governor, which led to the release from Boko Haram captivity of two of their daughters, who had been abducted in recent attacks by the insurgents on the community.
Praying for the defeat of covid-19 in the country, as well as the restoration of peace, not only in Askira-Uba local government area, but in Borno state and the country at large, the association called on the government to provide relief materials for displaced people in the area.
The full statement: “It is our sincere pleasure to thank Borno State Government under the leadership of Professor Babagana Umara Zulum for his concern to the people of our community.
“Multafu Community was seriously attacked by members of the Boko Haram sect in different times, displacing unspecified number of our people, killing several people and abducting two teenage girls, who through God’s Grace and the efforts and prayers of some members of Multafu Community and the Good Efforts of Borno State government, both abducted girls have gained their freedom and reunited with their family members.
“At this point, we the MYA must sincerely extend our appreciation and gratitude to His Excellency Governor Babagana Zulum for all he put in place to ensure the safe return of these two girls.
“Multafu Community has been a peace loving community and have at all times given full support to the government of the day before, during and after the 2019 general elections, as such, we appeal for the present administration to provide adequate security and basic social amenities like Health Care, school, water, electricity among others to Multafu, so that our resilient people can go back to their communities and continue their normal lives.”
Multafu, an agrarian community bordering the Sambisa Forest, has witnessed series of attacks and kidnappings in recent times