Borno re-opens cattle market — 6 years after closure over ‘activities of insurgents’


Babagana Zulum, governor of Borno, has reopened the Gamboru international cattle market in Ngala LGA of the state.


The Borno government, in 2016, suspended trading activities at the market as part of activities to curb the activities of insurgents who reportedly funded their operations through cattle rustling.


Speaking at the reopening of the market on Saturday, Zulum advised residents and traders to avoid activities that could fuel insecurity in the area.


“I want to specifically commend President Muhammadu Buhari, security operatives, and all stakeholders for the support and sacrifice in the fight against Boko Haram and other nefarious activities that led to the relative peace currently witnessed in the state and the north-east in general,” he said.


 “I am glad to officially flag off the reopening of Gamboru Ngala international cattle market, which was closed down for more than six years due to activities of Boko Haram terrorists.


“As you resume transportation of cattle from Ngala to Maiduguri and other parts of the country, I want to sound a strong warning, particularly to cattle marketers and all stakeholders, to desist from any act of sabotage.


“As the government, we will support you in your businesses, but you shall cooperate with our security agencies, as anyone found wanting will face the full wrath of the law.”

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