By Dipo Olowookere
The Damboa Local Government Area of Borno has re-opened the Damboa township market closed down in 2014 due to Boko Haram attack.
The market was reopened on Tuesday.
Damboa is located few kilometres from the Sambisa forest, the hideout of the Boko Haram terrorists.
Caretaker Chairman of the council, Abu Hong, performing the re-opening of the market at a ceremony in Damboa, headquarters of the council, said the decision was taken following the return of peace in the town.
He commended Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State for his numerous supports to the military toward the fight against the terrorists.
Mr Hong also thanked the military, members of the Civilian JTF and local hunters for their efforts in chasing out the terrorists.
He urged traders in the market to be security conscious and collaborate with security agents toward sustaining the peace in the area.
Also speaking, the District Head of Damboa, Abdullahi Damboa, expressed happiness over the re-opening of the market. Damboa assured the state government of his support toward maintenance of peace in the market.