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Fight against insurgency, terrorists must continue, says Borno’s acting governor

Acting Governor Umar Kadafur says the fight against insurgency and terrorism must continue.

• July 1, 2024
Injured victim suicide bomb blast in Gwoza, Borno.
Injured victim suicide bomb blast in Gwoza, Borno.

Acting Governor Umar Kadafur says the fight against insurgency and terrorism must continue.

Mr Kadafur said this when he visited victims of the Saturday suicide bomb blast in Gwoza, Borno.

The attacks, carried out by suspected female suicide bombers, struck a wedding, a hospital, and a funeral in Gwoza, a town near the border with Cameroon.

The police command’s spokesman, Nahum Daso, said on Sunday that three blasts occurred on Saturday in Gwoza.

The deputy governor condemned the attacks on the people. He said the perpetrators took advantage of the people’s lax vigilance following the relative peace achieved in Borno.

The acting governor appealed to the people to be more vigilant and report any suspicious movement or persons they notice to security personnel to avoid a similar incident.

Mr Kadafur, accompanied by Ali Ndume, Ahmadu Jaha, a Member Representing Damboa, Gwoza, Chibok federal constituency, and other government officials, visited the State Specialist Hospital where the injured victims were receiving treatment. 

He announced that the state government has settled the victims’ medical bills and is ensuring they receive adequate medical attention.

Mr Kadafur said that 42 victims were admitted to the hospital. He said that two people lost their lives while 16 people have been discharged. He said 24 were currently receiving treatment in the hospital.

(NAN)

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