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FG mulls special security force to safeguard Lake Chad shores

Governor Zulum Advocates for Agricultural Development Amid Lingering Terror

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As insecurity persists in Nigeria’s North-East region, there are indications that the Federal Government is contemplating the establishment of a dedicated security outfit to protect the Nigerian section of Lake Chad shores. The objective is to enable local farmers to cultivate their lands across the shores without fear of terrorist attacks.

Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State revealed this development to journalists on Wednesday, following his meeting with President Bola Ahmed Tinubu at the Presidential Villa in Abuja. According to Zulum, President Tinubu expressed a commitment to explore the creation of a robust security presence in the Lake Chad Basin to facilitate access to agricultural lands for farmers.

Highlighting the significance of peace-building efforts in Borno State, Zulum emphasized the state’s dedication to leveraging all opportunities for development. He particularly stressed the importance of reviving the South Chad irrigation project, which has been inactive due to insecurity in the region for over a decade.

Zulum underscored the potential of the South Lake Chad irrigation projects to enhance food security not only in Borno State but also across Nigeria. He expressed optimism that the reestablishment of these irrigation schemes would significantly contribute to addressing food security challenges, both in terms of quantity and quality.

Amid ongoing security concerns, the proposal for a specialized security force to safeguard agricultural lands in the Lake Chad Basin signals a proactive approach by the Nigerian government to mitigate the impact of terrorism on food production and ensure the well-being of local communities.

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