Borno State governor Kashim Shettima, on Friday, announced that 250 ex-Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) members have been recruited into the Nigerian Army.
Mr. Shettima, who said that he has been liaising with the Ministry of Interior to ensure that no single volunteer will be left out, as long as they have sacrificed their life defending the State and the nation.
It will be recalled that Civilian JTF volunteers have played a pivotal role in maintaining the safety of residents living under the control of Boko Haram terrorists, particularly in instances when there were no police or military in the area. Numerous Civilian JTF members have lost their lives during the course of Boko Haram’s domination over Borno, Yobe, and Adamawa States.
The leader of the new recruits to the army, Solomon Benjamin, thanked Mr. Shettima for his sacrifices and contributions to the Civilian JTF and promised to be a good ambassador of the State.