The resurgence of terrorist activities in North-East Nigeria, after several years of relative lull, has put the military and other security outfits in the region, in a difficult situation.
This was made known by the National Security Adviser, Major-General Babagana Monguno (Rtd), who was speaking in Maiduguri, Borno State, at the occasion of the handover of security operational vehicles, to the Armed Forces and other security agencies, by the North-East Development Commission, NEDC.
Other facilities donated include ambulances and medical equipment. They are meant for the federal tertiary health institutions in the North East region. General Monguno says, the assistance by the Commission will accelerate the pace for achieving peace in the region, without which, it cannot implement the major part of the mandate, for which it was established.
Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Farouq, flagged off the handover ceremony. She reiterated the Federal Government’s commitment to return the North East, to a peaceful, stable and developed region.
NEDC Managing Director, Mohammed Alkali, said the Commission will join forces with relevant stakeholders, to engender security, peace and stability, and pave way for prosperity, recovery and long term socio-economic development of the region.
Borno State Governor, Professor Babagana Zulum, called on the Nigerian military, to reduce the incessant attacks by the insurgents, and create an enabling environment, for farmers to go back, to the land.