Damboa LG re-opens Damboa market as peace returns to Borno

The Damboa Local Government Area of Borno  State,on Tuesday, re-opened the Damboa township market closed down in 2014 due to Boko Haram attack.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported that Damboa is located few kilometres from the Sambisa forest, the hideout of the Boko Haram terrorists.

Alhaji Abu Hong, the caretaker chairman of the council, performed the re-opening of the market at a ceremony in Damboa, headquarters of the council.

Hong said that the market was re-opened after the return of peace to the area.

The chairman commended Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State for his numerous supports to the military toward the fight against the terrorists.

Hong also thanked the military, members of the Civilian  Joint Task Force (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 speaking, the District Head of Damboa, Malam Abdullahi Damboa, expressed happiness over the re-opening of the market.

Damboa assured the state government of his support towards maintenance of peace in the market.