Borno State Governor, Prof. Babagana Zulum, has described the resistant group known as Civilian JTF as the greatest miracle that happened in Borno State in the last 10 years.
The governor said this on Wednesday while establishing a scholarship scheme, which would see the children of the fallen members of the group, sponsored through their education.
Zulum, who also flagged off a welfare package of N50,000 each for widows of the volunteers killed in the battle against insurgents that have laid siege to the state in the last 11 years, launched the distribution of N180m and 27,000 bags and cartons of food variety to 9,000 volunteers.
He revealed the plans of the state government while addressing a gathering of about the volunteers, who had been fighting alongside the Nigerian Armed Forces to contain Boko Haram insurgency in the state.
The governor while addressing the volunteers, who were gathered at the campus of Borno State University, Maiduguri, said, “I assure you that insha’Allah, all of those who died in the Civilian JTF, groups of hunters and vigilantes did not die in vain.
“Bisimillah, they have all died for the causes of saving humanity and we pray that Allah grants them His eternal mercy and admit them into aljanna firdaus.”