Popular Market Near Sambisa Re-Opens In Borno

Popular market close to sambisa reopens

The Damboa Township Market was on Tuesday re-opened to the public two years after it was closed due to Boko Haram attacks.

Damboa, headquarters of Damboa Local Government Area of Borno is located few kilometres from the Sambisa forest, the hideout of the Boko Haram terrorists.

Terrorists repeatedly attacked the town at the height of the insurgency, forcing many to flee the town. The LG authorities were also compelled to order the closure of the market, which is a commercial melting pot for communities around the area.

The Caretaker Chairman of the council, Abu Hong, reopened the market at a ceremony in Damboa.

Hong said that the market was reopened after the return of peace to the area.

The chairman commended Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima, for his support to the military toward the fight against the terrorists.



    Hong also thanked the military, members of the Civilian JTF and local hunters for their efforts in chasing out the terrorists.

    He urged traders in the market to be security conscious and collaborate with security agents toward sustaining the peace in the area.

    Also, the District Head of Damboa, Abdullahi Damboa, expressed happiness over the re-opening of the market.

    He assured the state government of his support toward maintenance of peace in the market.

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