The Damboa Local Government Area of Borno on Tuesday re-opened the Damboa township market, which was closed in 2014 due to Boko Haram attacks. The Damboa is located few kilometres from the Sambisa forest, the hideout of the Boko Haram terrorists. The Caretaker Chairman of the council, Alhaji Abu Hong, reopened the market at a ceremony in Damboa, headquarters of the council. Hong said that the market was reopened after the return of peace to the area.
The chairman commended Gov. Kashim Shettima of Borno for his support to the military toward the fight against the terrorists. Hong also thanked the military, members of the Civilian 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, 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 toward maintenance of peace in the market.