It was on Monday evening when the Borno State Governor, Prof. Babagana Zulum’s motorcade was moving to Monguno in northern part of the state.
About 12 young girls standing by the road side while the motorcade moves slowly. Suddenly on spotting the young children, Governor Zulum ordered the convoy to stop.
All of us wondering what could have made the Governor stop the convoy bearing in mind the dangers associated in stopping at the road known for Boko Haram activists.
Then the Governor zoomed out of his official car and headed straight to where the girls stand, he asked what they have come to do at this place, about 15km to the twon of Monguno.
They were fetching firewood, which serves as source of energy to devastated local residents whose livelihoods were denied as a result of the over decade long insurgency.
Governor Zulum ordered to give the little girls a lift back to Monguno, there firewood was equally conveyed on another vehicle.
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