Governors react to Boko Haram attack in Borno

February 12, 2020
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The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) has reacted to the attack by suspected Boko Haram insurgents in Auno, a community near Maiduguri.

Chairman of NGF, Gov. Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti, in a letter dated Feb. 11 and addressed to the Borno State Governor, Prof. Babagana Zulum sympathized with the government and people of Borno State over the Sunday attack, describing it as needless

DAILY POST reported on Sunday that the Boko Haram insurgents stormed Auno at about 9:50 pm on Sunday destroying about 18 vehicles and killing 30 persons.

Fayemi said the incident spoke a volume and shows vulnerability of local people who deserve protection from the government

“It says a lot about the vulnerability of local people who for all intents and purposes should enjoy full protection from the people they put in power.

“However, your efforts, Mr governor‚ in calling for greater responsibility on the part of the security operatives in your state is both commendable and courageous, and indeed has the support of all your other colleagues.

“Once again, I wish to whoIe-heartedly join the government and people of Borno state in this grief along with all of our colleagues,” he said.

Fayemi demanded that the people of Borno be protected even as he prayed against further onslaught in the state and Nigeria in general.

“And hope that the people are protected adequately and that no further onslaughts ever occur again, not just in Borno state but in the country as a whole,” Fayemi added.

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