Several days after the destruction of Dikwa by Boko Haram, Governor Babagana Zulum visited the town for an on the spot assessment and directed the ministry of Reconstruction and Rehabilition to recommence immediate repairs of all structures that suffered damages including that of the military.
Governor, Zulum also met with residents to assess destructions caused by Monday’s attack by Boko Haram on the town and promised that the torments of the insurgents will soon be history.
Zulum saw destructions by the insurgents at the palace of the Shehu of Dikwa, Nigerian Army’s 81 DIV TF BN NASC 9 Headquarters, 22 Armored Brigade headquarters, UN Humanitarian Hub, Primary Healthcare Centre and IDP camps.
The Governor also ordered the Ministry of Reconstruction, Rehabilitation and Resettlement to rehabilitate all destroyed properties, including those belonging to the military.
He consoled families affected by the attack, and charged all residents to cooperate with the security operatives by reporting suspicious movements at all times.
After joining residents for Friday Muslim congregational prayers, Zulum delivered President Muhammadu Buhari’s assurances to the people saying :
“I had a meeting with Mr. President on Tuesday, he has given me assurance that steps are being deployed to ensure your safety. I urge you to be patient and resilient.
“We are aware of the very difficult conditions you find yourselves and we are in this together, we are not resting. We are doing whatever we can and insha’Allah, we will achieve our aim” Zulum said.