Zulum Visits Chibok After Boko Haram Attack

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Borno State Governor Babagana Zulum during his visit to Chibok following attack by Boko Haram on some communities in the area.


Borno State Governor Babagana Umara Zulum has visited Chibok town following a recent attack on three communities: Kawtakare, Korohuma, and Pemi in the Local Government Area.

Four persons were reported killed and 110 buildings burnt in the attack.

The Governor, who visited on Monday met families of 22 women and two men abducted by Boko Haram/ISWAP during the attack.

“We are here in Chibok to commiserate with you, immediate families of our sisters and brothers abducted as well as four of our brothers killed by the Boko Haram terrorists in these unfortunate incidents. We share your pains and we pray this act will not happen again,” Zulum said.

After meeting the families, the governor also met with heads of security agencies and discussed gaps and ways to enhance security in the communities.

Meanwhile, Chairman of Chibok Local Government Area, Umar Ibrahim while briefing the governor said in addition to the 24 people abducted, three persons were killed by the terrorists during separate attacks on three communities.

The Chairman disclosed that a combined number of 110 buildings made up of 73 houses, 33 shops and four churches were burnt alongside eight vehicles and three tricycles.

Zulum directed that an assessment report containing all destructions perpetrated by the terrorists in the three communities be submitted to him.

He also commended the chairman of Chibok Local Government for his responsive leadership.

“Let me specifically commend the efforts of the Local Government Chairman, because, despite the very limited resources, he has been doing his best to ensure that dividends of democracy are provided in Chibok,” Zulum said.

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