Shettima says Boko Haram Attacks ​ ​”Ordained By God​”

January 27, 2015 12:58 pm

The Governor of Borno State, Kashim Shettima, on Monday, asked
victims of the attack in Monguno to see the ​incident as
“ordained by God”. He also prayed for God’s intervention to bring an end
to the security challenges.

Mr. Shettima​, ​in a statement in Maiduguri​,​ expressed sadness over
Sunday’s attempt​ by Boko Haram to take over Maiduguri, the Borno State

He asked the residents of the state ​to remain calm and reassured
them that security forces were making frantic efforts to safeguard lives
and property.

He commended the gallantry of the military in repelling the attack on the state capital.
He, however, regretted the attack on Monguno, headquarters of Monguno Local Government Area in the northern part of the state.
He said that as result of that, properties were destroyed, lives were
lost and many people were now taking refuge in different parts of the
state with some sustaining gun injuries.
Mr. Shettima said ​the ​government was screening and taking records
of surviving victims from Monguno with a view to accommodating and
offering them immediate palliatives as internally displaced persons.
The statement said the administration was providing necessary support
to armed forces involved in counter insurgency operations across the
He promised to continue to do everything humanly possible until
territories seized by insurgents were reclaimed and sustainable peace
and stability achieved.

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