Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum on Monday, announced a total ban on metal scavenging in the state with immediate effect.
Governor Zulum made this disclosure on Monday, after sighting metals, vandalized by scavengers, from the government structures during his visit to the Bulumkutu area of Maiduguri.
According to the governor who stated that government can not tolerate such damages, an Executive Order will soon be issued to that effect.
“All those things are government properties, you can see street lights and communication towers. Such acts can sabotage the activities of state and Federal Governments.
“We can’t allow that to continue, I want to condemn and announce the ban on metal scavenging in Borno till further notice.
“I will sign an Executive Order banning all forms of metal scavenging in Borno,” Zulum said.
Punch Metro had reported earlier that on July 7, the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps arrested six suspects for vandalising the NITEL communication mast in Chiki village, Chibok local government area of the state.
However, Zulum added that many scavengers have lost their lives to insurgents in the bid to vandalise items from deserted communities.