Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State has visited victims of Tuesday’s attack in Maiduguri, the State capital.
Daily Trust had reported how suspected Boko Haram insurgents killed residents of Maiduguri.
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When he visited those receiving treatment in some hospitals, the governor described the attack as unfortunate.
He said Boko Haram fighters fired shots from Rocket Propelled Grenades, which wreaked havoc in the town which has been peaceful in recent times.
He said, “Indeed it is a very sad moment for the people and government of Borno state, about 60 persons were affected, among them, 10 have died.
“It was as a result of long-distance shots fired by the insurgents. I believe this is a new trend we have to raise up and stop.
“We experienced a similar incident exactly one year ago. The solution is to deploy an appropriate form of technology, which will have to work on.
“I share the pains of all those affected but we are not just visiting hospitals, we do so much behind the scene in our combined responses to the Boko Haram insurgency and we will keep making these and more efforts.”
Speaking on Nigerian military’s retaking of Marte, a Borno community that came under Boko Haram’s occupation a few days ago, Zulum said he was not just pleased but also optimistic that the Nigerian military will work had to retain, continue its peace-building and stability efforts in ways that should ensure the insurgents do not take Marte again, or any part of the state.
“I am optimistic that the insurgents will not take over Marte again,” Zulum said.