Jubilation In Maiduguri, As Borno State Government Demolishes Illegal Structures Harbouring Hoodlums, Illegal Sex Workers And Drug Peddlers.

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Jubilation In Maiduguri, As Borno State Government Demolishes Illegal Structures Harbouring Hoodlums, Illegal Sex Workers And Drug Peddlers. 

By Habu Kale Tijjani 
Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State promised to do away with the crime hub after a popular outcry from the residents of Borno, at the 14th Ramadan lecture held by the Borno Radio Television Authority (BRTV). 
A High powered committee chaired by Borno State Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice Hon. Kaka Shehu Lawan  along side Commissioner for Land and Survey Borno State Hon. Sugun Mai Mele accompanied by they Directors, were in Galadima and Baga Motor park Areas and demolished  the illegal structures after a substantive three days notice for the occupants to vacate the premises by the committee.

Barr. Lawan and his team at the demolishing site

Galadima Area which is known for  harboring notorious hoodlums and criminals and the baby producing factory (Pampas) that was sent parking some months back by the committee headed by the legal luminary Hon Lawan.
Speaking to news Men on the demolition, Chairman of the committee Barr. Kaka Shehu Lawan, said that for those who are taking alcohol, the state has designated places for taking alcohol as this (Galadima) is not one of them. ” He further added that, “This is a residential area, where people are supposed to stay peacefully with their families”.
“One of the responsibility of this government is the welfare and security of citizens, which is lacking. And as a responsible and responsive government we’re duty bound to protect the lives and property of our people and create an enabling environment for them to live and study their children in this neighborhood. The government is not only fighting only prostitution but criminality. As prostitution is just and element. Concluded the Attorney General. 
A resident of Galadima, 67 years old Mallam Modu said, for the first time in the history of Borno state this is the first time he witnessed the best project a government executed to the people of the state. Another resident, Musa Bukar said “All these structures were once temporary places that were hired out to them (Operators of the hotels and other drug cartels) just to sell food and other stuffs. But as the time goes on, they gradually transformed the place into concrete structures and hence gained strength. “
Yafati, an old woman who claimed to have witnessed the founding and growth of the popular Barka Da Zuwa Area of Baga Motor Park Area was full of praises and prayers to Governor Shettima. “May Allah bless and reward Kashim Shettima!, even if I were to die today, I will die a happy person because I know those who forcefully came to occupy our place and spoiling our youth by making our boys drug addicts, drunkards and womanizers and our girls sex workers.”
It is however not certain if the operators of these businesses that constitute social menace will not improvise and relocate to another section of the city or simply put go underground to continue with their trade.This is because many people especially security personnel are in need of their services.

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