Borno donates Sambisa Forest for Ruga
Borno State Governor Babagana Zulum has donated pieces of Sambisa Forest, Boko Haram’s fortress, to the Federal Government for the Rural Grazing Area program (RUGA).
As indicated by TheCable, Zulum reported the endowment when the Shehu of Borno, Alhaji Garbai El-Kanemi, visited him at Government House, Maiduguri during Sallah.
He said the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps, agro officers and hunters had been assembled to verify the region.
Zulum stated, “We have identified six different locations we consider safe for the pilot scheme in the state. The Ruga scheme is as old as history; it is not a new thing. I don’t know why some people are politicising it.
“This administration is determined to strengthen the security architecture to encourage farming and herding activities across the state.”
The governor said the government would provide 80 patrol vehicles to boost security in the state.
Zulum stated, “About 75 trained agro rangers and 300 hunters will also be mobilised next week to enable farmers to cultivate their farmlands.
“The state government is determined to address the root causes of insurgency through improved security, fight against drug abuse and enhance food security with increase job creation for youths.”