FG Maps Out Blueprint To Secure Adamawa-Cameroon Border Communities

Government House

The federal government 11-member Integrated Border Governance Committee, from National Boundary Commission, is partnering Adamawa government to map out blueprint to secure border communities with Cameroon.

The delegation visited 600 km border communities of the state Monday, is with a view to strengthen the development of security infrastructure and improve wellbeing of the communities

Leader of the delegation, Dr Faruck Tarfa, Coordinator, Cross Border Cooperation and Regional Integration, said development diminishes, as people move far away from the centre, hence the need to develop border communities.

Tarfa said developing border communities is by far protecting, the territorial integrity and save guarding economic interest of border communities are

“The ministry of Interior is trying to give border communities sense of belongings, being the gate keeper of the nation.

“The state is important to the federal government, because nine of it’s LGAs share border with Cameroon.

“When you give border communities sense of belongings, be rest assured breach of security, would be reported to the relevant authority and would be dealt with.

Prof Kaletapwa Farauta, who doubles as state Deputy Governor and Chairperson Adamawa state Boundary Committee in her remarks, reiterated commitment to partner federal government in securing border communities and resolving border challenges.

Farauta hoped that the committee would map out blueprint that would provide schools, hospitals and restore the integrity of borders to influence economic prosperity.

Mr Kabrah Zwingina, Consultant for the project, said the committee would harness what is lost at the border and turn around to economic fortunes.

The Nine LGAs of Toungo, Fufore, Ganye, Jada, Maiha Mubi North, Mubi South, Michika and Madagali share boundary with Cameroun.

It could be recalled that the House of Representatives Ad- hoc Committee on International Boundary Dispute, have visited the state to investigate moves to cede Sina Kamale area in Michika local government area to Cameroon.

By Hussaini Hammangabdo Yola