The Borno State Governor Babagana Zulum was at the two hospitals today to see citizens who were injured by insurgents. At least 10 people were confirmed dead while 47 were injured after Boko Haram’s RPG, Rocket Propelled Granade (RPG) hit Gwange.
Borno Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum was at two hospitals on Wednesday, after Boko Haram fighters fired shots from Rocket Propelled Grenades which killed 10 residents and left 47 injured in Maiduguri.
Reportngr.com learnt that the grenades traveled to hit Gwange and Adam Kolo communities. Both Gwange and Adam are densely populated areas in the inner city. However, most of the deaths occurred in Gwange where one of the Boko Haram’s RPG shots hit a children’s play ground.
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Governor Zulum confirmed the attack during his visit to the State Specialist Hospital, and the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital, both in Maiduguri.
Also, the governor was told that some of the victims had sustained various degrees of injuries and were being treated. Consequently, Zulum directed that the state ministry of health will foot the bills.
During the visit, the governor stated thus:
“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 military’s regain of Marte which Boko Haram occupied a few days ago, Governor Zulum said he was not just pleased but also optimistic that the Nigerian military will work hard to retain, continue its peace-building and stability efforts in ways that should ensure the insurgents do not take over Marte again, or any part of the state.
“I am optimistic that the insurgents will not take over Marte again” Zulum said.