The Borno State government has given some part of Sambisa forest for the Rural Grazing Area (RUGA) program.
The Borno governor,, Professor Babagana Umara, made the contribution public when he received the Shehu of Borno, Alhaji Garbai El-Kanemi at his home.
According to the Governor, the donation is to “encourage farming and herding projects across the state.”
This administration is determined to strengthen the security architecture to encourage farming and herding activities across the state.
“We’re also distributing 80 patrol vehicles to the response team so that farmers, herders and commuters could move as well as travel within a radius of 30-40 kilometres of Maiduguri metropolis.”
“About 75 trained agro rangers and 300 hunters will also be mobilised next week to enable farmers cultivate their farmlands that were prevented by terrorists’ activities.
“The state government is determined to address the root causes of insurgency through improved security; fight against drug abuse and enhance food security with increased job creation among unemployed youths.”