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Borno establishes ‘guard locations’ following resurgence of attacks

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Jaafar Jaafar is a graduate of Mass Communication from Bayero University, Kano. He was a reporter at Daily Trust, an assistant editor at Premium Times and now the editor-in-chief of Daily Nigerian.
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By Mustapha Buhari, Maiduguri

Following resurgence of attacks by remnants of the ‎Boko Haram insurgents in some parts of Borno State, the State Security Council, headed by Governor Kashim Shettima on Sunday resolved to establish more guard locations to forestall further onslaught.

The council said the proactive measures were taken to increase surveillance and forestall security breach.

Mr Shettima’s spokesman, Isah Gusau, in a statement said, during the meeting, the governor was briefed on recent attacks and ongoing military operations in the state.

He said discussions were held with assurances that the remnants of the insurgents were on suicidal mission given their displacement from their former headquarters at the Sambisa forest.

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“At the end of meeting, new guard locations were established in some routes across the state to curtail the movement of remnants of Boko Haram fighters, deployment of security personnel to various locations were increased with more members of Civilian JTF.

“The governor gave approval for release of additional patrol vehicles to security agencies for increased surveillance”, the statement said.

“The governor also approved logistics to complement efforts of the federal government in strengthening armed forces while measures were adopted to strengthen the Civilian JTF and hunters.

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“The meeting also reviewed synergy between formal armed forces and volunteers with steps adopted to increase collaboration and clampdown on cattle rustling used by insurgents to raise funds”, the statement added.

Members of the council include heads of Nigerian Army, Air Force, Nigeria Police Force and the State Security Service in the state.

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