Borno attack: Zulum meets with bereaved families and raises health worker’s salary

Borno State Governor Prof. Babagana Umara Zulum visited Rann, seat of Kala-Balge Local Government Area, on Sunday to sympathize with the bereaved communities and families of the 32 metal scavengers killed by Boko Haram fighters / Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP). the week.

It will be recalled that 32 people from Kala-Balge were ambushed and killed in a deserted Mudu village in Dikwa local government area, located about 45 kilometers from Rann.

The governor urged residents to refrain from traveling to deserted villages, especially to scavenge metals as insurgents were looking for the same materials and could set an ambush.

“The insurgents and their collaborators collected metals and other household materials abandoned in deserted villages. These serve as raw materials for their manufacture. I urge you to refrain from going to such places,” Zulum said.

During the visit, the governor held a meeting with Captain Mohammed Haruna Jibrin, army commander in Kala-Balge, involved in the ongoing operations against the insurgents.

While in Kala-Balge, the Governor inspected essential public facilities and announced a 100% salary increase for healthcare staff residing at Rann General Hospital.

“Any health worker who wishes to work here, we will double their salary and ensure, Insha Allah, that there is a change in routine to allow them to visit their family.”

Zulum also gave a two-month deadline for the reopening of the completed hospital and schools as well as the completion of all ongoing projects in Rann.

The permanent secretary of the state’s public works ministry, Goni Dunoma, had earlier explained to the governor that officials could not complete some ongoing projects due to difficult access to the city.