The Deputy Governor of Borno State, Alhaji Umar Zanna, said at the weekend that stakeholders need to cooperate with a view to defeating insurgency in the country.
Zanna, on a visit to 1,600 Borno indigenes in Gombe displaced by insurgents’ attacks in Damboa Local Government Area of the state, hailed the state government for accommodating the displaced persons.
He said normalcy has now returned to Damboa and neighbouring communities and assured them that the area would soon be safe for their return.
He told them that proper arrangement would be made for them to return to their communities and charged them to pray for peace in the state.
Zanna commended the people for conducting themselves peacefully in Gombe where they are taking refuge in a camp and assured them of Borno Government’s assistance while they remained in the camp.
Earlier, the Deputy Governor of Gombe State, Mr Tha’nda Rubaina, said that the state government has been responsible for the welfare of the Borno citizens since they arrived in the state.
“Borno and Gombe are brothers and we are willing to assist the people whenever the need arises”, Rubaina said.