The Acting Governor of Borno, Alhaji Umar Kadafur, on Wednesday commended residents of Maiduguri for their resilience following the failed attempt by Boko Haram insurgents to infiltrate the town.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports that troops foiled the terrorists’ incursion into Maiduguri on Tuesday, and normalcy has returned to the city with residents preparing to celebrate the Eid-el-Fitr.
The acting governor in a message expressed satisfaction with the sustained resilience shown by the citizens in spite of the security challenges and economic crunch.
He also commended security personnel for their doggedness and efforts to bring lasting peace to the state, adding that prayers for their success would be sustained beyond the Holy month of Ramadan.
Kadafur assured the people of adequate security arrangements for Eid-el-Fitr celebrations and called for more vigilance and the need to alert relevant authorities to any suspicious movement.
“I equally reassure all and sundry that this government is ever committed to the security and welfare of all citizens, hence people should not panic during the Sallah festivity.
“The security operatives are on high alert and in control of every situation to further protect the lives and properties of the people.’’
NAN reports that Kadafur has been acting, following the transmission of power to him by Gov. Babagana Zulum, who embarked on a 21-day annual leave. (NAN)