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Minister Condemns Attacks On Civilians In Borno

By Blessing Bature-Akpakpan, 

The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq, has condemned insurgent attacks on residents of Borno state which left 10 persons dead and 47 injured.

The media aide to the Minister, Nneka Ikem Anibeze, said in a statement that Boko Haram insurgents fired Rocket Propelled Grenades shots from Kaleri on the outskirts of Maiduguri on Tuesday night, two densely populated communities Gwange and Adam Kolo areas including a children’s playground were mostly hit by the grenade.

Farouq who expressed sympathy for the victims, described the attack on residential areas by the insurgents as inhuman and insensitive. “I condemn in its entirety, the attacks on innocent residents of Gwange and Adam Kolo commutes.

“The Humanitarian Ministry through its Agency NEMA is already working with SEMA to assess the extent of damage in the attacked communities for possible provision of relief and non relief items.

“We sympathize with the state government and victims, especially those who lost their lives in the attacks. We pray for the souls of the departed.”

The injured have since been taken to the State Specialist Hospital, and the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital for treatment.


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