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Zulum visits victims in Borno Attacks, confirms 10 dead, 47 injured

The Governor of Borno State, Prof. Babagana Zulum, has visited victims of Boko Haram attacks in two hospitals on Wednesday.

The Boko Haram terrorists fired shots from a Rocket Propelled Grenades at residents in Maiduguri on Tuesday, which killed 10 residents and 47 others injured.

Most of the deaths occurred in Gwange. One of the RPG shots, hit a children’s playground in Gwange, it was also gathered.

Zulum condemned the attacks during his empathy visits to the State Specialist Hospital, and the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital, both in Maiduguri, where he directed the state ministry of health to handle the bills.

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“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,” Zulum said.

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The Governor, speaking on the military’s regain of Marte, which was subdued by Boko Haram a few days ago said, he was optimistic that the Nigerian military will ensure that the peace-building and stability efforts they have engaged in that zone will remain and that insurgents do not take Marte again, or any part of the state.

“I am optimistic that the insurgents will not take over Marte again,” he added.

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