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Insurgency: 809 CJTF members killed in Borno

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About 809 members of the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) have lost their lives in trying to restore peace in Borno State, since the emergence of the CJTF and their involvement in the war against insurgence. The Deputy Solicitor General of Borno State, Mr Abdullahi Izge, w ho disclosed this while speaking on the occasion of the formal separation of under age children used by the CJTF in the state, said: “It must be on record that in cause of assisting the armed forces and other security operative in the fight the Book Haram insurgents. “About 809 members of CJTF paid the supreme price in defending their fatherland Nigeria, May their gentle soul rest in peace.

”He said: “As we may be aware the UNICEF and the CJTF signed an Action Plan on 15 the September, 2017 to among others activities contained in the said plan, screen and document all under the aged of 18 years who were used by our CJTF in their fight against insurgents. “Other development partners UNICEF in collaboration with other UN bodies technical Committee verified 833 number of children from MMC and Jere council areas who were found to be associated with the activities of CJTF. This children whom we were gathered today to formally celebrate their separation from the ranks of our CJTF and handover them to their caregivers.”

While addressing the children, the United States of America Ambassador to Nigeria, Stuart Symington, urged the children to go back to school so that they be the future leaders of their societies. He also called on the parents to also make sure that their wards and children get back to school or skill acquisition centre. Also speaking, Governor Kashim Shettima said the CJTF was a child of necessity, established to assist the Armed Forces in dealing with insurgents. Shettima said: “The members of the CJTF are

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