Encouraged by Governor Kashim Shettima’s 3rd day since temporary relocation to their town for the purpose of fast tracking ongoing reconstruction works, a group of elders and some stakeholders who hail from Bama local government area have contributed funds used to employ the services of 5,000 volunteers and vigilantes to help in securing Bama preparatory to the return of tens of thousands of internally displaced persons currently in camps within and outside Maiduguri.
Addressing newsmen at the Emir’s palace in Bama on Friday, Al-Amin Kamsalem who spoke on behalf of a group of Elders and Stakeholders present at the briefing said they (the indigenes) have cued into the ongoing reconstruction plan of Bama by the Borno State Government and willing to do everything to ensure they get rehabilitated back to their beloved town.
“There is no motivation greater the courageous relocation of our Governor to our ancient town, we are going to definitely contribute financially, morally and spiritually towards the rebuilding of Bama and the continued peace of the town. We are completely behind the governor” Kamsalem said.
He revealed that the Bama elders and the people of the community have equally mobilized people to secure the town. “We have Civilian JTF, local hunters and vigilantes already willing to protect the town against aggressors. All these people are ready to complement the security agencies. We are spiritual people and we will continue to pray for God’s continued protection on the town” he noted.
He said: “We have donated 5,000 men to guard against any form of aggression on Bama; these are local hunters and Civilian JTF.”
“Our people are already on ground, assisting in the ongoing reconstruction of the town and we are all yearning to come back to our homes. Immediately the homes are ready, everyone would move in”