President Muhammad Buhari has condoled with Kwapre community in Hong Local Government Area of Adamawa over the recent Boko Haram insurgents’ attack.
Buhari, represented by Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr. Boss Mustafa, said this when he visited the community yesterday.
The president expressed his deepest sympathy and condolence to the affected community.
“I am in Kwapre to see things under the directive of President Muhammadu Buhari and to symphatise and condole with the community.
‘‘I have seen the level of destruction, which is a tragedy of monumental dimension. I am deeply saddened by that I saw and I am assuring the community, government will do all that is possible to protect lives and property of the citizens,” he said.
He said that from information available, over 78 houses ,12 shops, schools and four worship centres were destroyed.
He said that securing communities was a collective responsibility, adding that members of communities had great role to play.
Mr Musa Zarami, manager, Humanitarian Affairs, North East Development Commission (NEDC ) said that the commission had provided relief materials to the victims.
” The materials donated include bags of rice, maize, blankets, mats, detergents cooking oil among others, “ Zarami said.
Mr Simon Yakubu, District Head of Dugwaba, thanked Buhari for the gesture.
” The destruction was devastating, because Kwapre has now turned into a ghost town as the entire community has been displaced.
” The visit of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation has given us hope and encouraged us to return to our respective homes, ” Yakubu said.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Boko Haram insurgents had on Friday, April 9 attacked the community, destroying lives and property