Boko Haram: Damboa Market Reopened Two Years After It Was Shut Down

Kaashim ShettimaThe Damboa Local Government Area of Borno State on Tuesday re-opened the Damboa township market, which was shut down in 2014 due to Boko Haram attack.

Damboa is located few kilometres from the Sambisa forest, the enclave of the Boko Haram sect.

The Caretaker Chairman of the council, Abu Hong, performed the re-opening of the market at a ceremony in Damboa, headquarters of the council.

Hong said the market was re-opened after the return of peace to the area.

The caretaker hairman commended the state governor, Kashim Shettima, for his numerous supports to the military toward the fight against the terrorists.

Hong also thanked the military, members of the Civilian JTF and local hunters for their efforts in chasing out the terrorists.

He urged traders in the market to be security conscious and collaborate with security agents toward sustaining the peace in the area.

Also speaking, the District Head of Damboa, Abdullahi Damboa, expressed happiness over the re-opening of the market.

Damboa assured the state government of his support toward maintenance of peace in the market. (NAN)