Maiduguri - Members of the Civilian Joint Task Force (JTF) in Borno, have vowed to support the military to end terrorism and bring back peace to the state.
Two members of the youth vigilance group made the promise on Sunday in Maiduguri.
Mamuda, the chairman of the group in Gomari-Airport Area of Maiduguri,
said they were compelled to join the military to fight the insurgents
because Borno was their state.
He said they decided to support
the security agencies to ensure Borno was safe for their parents and
relations since they had no other place to call their own.
"We are trying to protect our heritage and our state since we have no other place to call our own.
forced us, we just volunteered to do it, we started some months ago and
people ran away and left us hoping that members of Boko Haram will kill
"Members of the group that started the operation were few
because the people were scared of Boko Haram; there is a lot of
improvement now and we are happy,’’ he said.
Mamuda commended the
Federal Government for deploying the military to Borno, adding that the
group had gained a lot of experience working with the military.
member of the Civilian JTF, Hassan Mohammed, said the group was doing
the job because it desired that peace should return to Borno.
want peace to return to Borno as our parents, brothers and sisters live
here in Maiduguri and we are not happy as we were being killed
"So, we decided to assist the security agencies to curb the security challenges," he said.
said the group was satisfied with the conduct of the military and the
support the military was given to members of the group.
He said that peace had now returned to Maiduguri.