Humanitarian Minister condemns attacks on civilians in Borno

By Chimezie Godfrey

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

This was contained a statement on Wednesday Special Assistant to Minister on Media, Nnkem Anibeze and made available to Newsdiaryonline.

Recall that BokoHaram fired Rocket Propelled Grenades shots from Kaleri on outskirts of Maiduguri on Tuesday night.

Two densely populated communities Gwange and Adam Kolo including a children’s playground were mostly hit grenade.

Minister who expressed sympathy for victims of grenade and the dead described the bombardment of residential as inhuman and insensitive.

She said,”I condemn in its entirety, the attacks on innocent residents of Gwange and Adam Kolo commutes.

“The Humanitarian Ministry 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 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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