Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum has been visiting Malam-Fatori, the Headquarters of Abadam Local Government Area, located on the fringes of Lake Chad, in northern Borno.
The visit was aimed to start preparing the liberated Boko Haram stronghold for reconstruction and safe return of refugees, who since 2014, fled the town to Bosso and Diffa in the Niger Republic.
Zulum has also approved 10 patrol vehicles, to enhance security surveillance, as well as held interactive meeting with the Commanding Officer of the 68 battalion in Malam-Fatori, to identify areas Borno Government could offer support.
The Governor directed the State Rural Water Supply Agency to drill a deep aquifer borehole within the military barracks, to address the problem of access to water supply, faced by the soldiers.
Zulum who spoke to the troops, commended their commitment, and encouraged them to be steadfast, in their efforts to clear the remnants of the insurgents, hibernating around Malam- Fatori.
The Governor later assessed the infrastructure destroyed by the insurgents in the town, which was to be reconstructed before December.
Zulum had moved to Malam-Fatori from Diffa in Niger Republic, where he had been on Thursday, during which he held a high-level collaborative meeting with President Bazoum Mohammed, over the safe and voluntary evacuation of the Nigerian refugees.
Zulum announced that a relocation committee would be constituted next week, to oversee the reconstruction works, and come up with a relocation plan.