Governor Babagana Umara Zulum of Borno State, Saturday visited Malam Fatori, headquarters of Abadam local government area located at the extreme border area of northern Borno at the shores of Niger Republic, which was for long held by the Boko Haram insurgents.
During the visit, Zulum undertook an assessment of destructions effected by the insurgents on public and private buildings among other structures.
Zulum, while addressing journalists on his entourage immediately after completing inspection and visitation at Malam Fatori town, assured that the state government would fast track the reconstruction of Malam Fatori to pave way for the establishment of civil authorities.
Governor Zulum also commended the efforts of the Nigerian military in restoring peace in Borno state.
“I commend the effort of the Nigerian military. For the past six years they have never been defeated by anyone,” Zulum said.
Zulum is the first civilian to visit the town since it was liberated, as he toured visited the local government secretariat complex, primary and secondary schools among others.
Zulum was accompanied in the tour by the speaker, Borno state House of Assembly, state Commissioner of RRR, Local Government and Emirate Affairs, some members of the state executive council and other government officials.