10th September, 2022
Zulum offers N10m, house, scholarship to family of CJTF commander killed by Boko Hara
Borno Governor, Babagana Zulum, has offered a cash gift of N10m, a house and scholarships to to the family of Babagana Mallam Tela famously called Kadau, a commander of Civilian JTF killed by Boko Haram terrorists.
Kadau was the commander of the ‘Civilian JTF’ in Bama Local Government Area, before he was killed by Boko Haram in June, 2022.
The ‘Civilian JTF’ is a volunteer group of youths using their local understanding of Borno’s terrain to help the Nigerian military fight Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists.
Members of ‘Civilian JTF’ works operate under sectors modeled after military battalions.
Kadau was commander of “sector one” Civilian JTF in Bama before he was killed in an ambush by terrorists while on routine patrol with his team.
During his visit to Bama earlier this week, Governor Zulum met with counter-insurgency volunteers.
He paid tribute to Kadau for paying the supreme price in defense of Borno and Nigeria against terrorists during the meeting.
Zulum also visited Kadau’s deceased family to register his condolence during which he directed the release of N10m for the families upkeep over a period of time.
The Governor also directed the family to open an account to which the N10m, was going to be paid.
Zulum also directed that a house worth N10m be purchased for Kadau’s bereaved family so that they should stop paying rent.
Governor Zulum further directed that all children of the late commander be awarded Borno Government’s scholarship throughout their education which he described as “very small reward for all that Kadau did in his contributions to returning peace in Bama and by extension Borno State and Nigeria”.
Zulum had also offered cash, food and textiles to all 683 volunteers involved with fighting Boko Haram in Bama and he had paid tribute to all of them for their services.
Zulum had in June 2019, increased the monthly allowances of all volunteers across Borno State in addition to approval of procurement of more vehicles and security gadgets for them.
Hebalso approved massive recruitment of hunters to join volunteer groups and had them deployed to their communities to compliment the efforts of armed forces in fighting terrorism.
Borno governor Zulum offers N10m, house, scholarship to family of Babagana Tela aka Kadau, a commander of Civilian JTF killed by Boko Hara