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Borno Gov. visits bomb blast victims, promises continued fight against terrorism


Borno Gov. visits bomb blast victims, promises continued fight against terrorism 

The Acting Governor of Borno State, Alhaji Umar Kadafur,  emphasised the importance of continuing the fight against insurgency and terrorism during his visit to victims of a recent bomb blast in Gwoza, Borno.

The attacks, which was carried out by female suicide bombers, targeted a wedding, a hospital, and a funeral in Gwoza near the Cameroon border.

Nahum Daso, the Borno Police Command spokesman, confirmed that three blasts occurred in Gwoza on Saturday.

Expressing his condemnation of the attacks, the deputy governor noted that the perpetrators exploited the sense of security that had been established in the state.

Kadafur urged increased vigilance among the people and encouraged them to promptly report any suspicious activities or individuals to the security forces to prevent similar incidents in the future.

Accompanied by Sen. Ali Ndume, Ahmadu Jaha, and other government officials, the acting governor visited the State Specialist Hospital to offer support and solidarity to the injured victims as they receive treatment.

He  announced that the state government has settled the medical bills of the victims and is ensuring they receive adequate medical attention.

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Kadafur said that 42 victims were admitted to the hospital. He said that two people lost their lives while 16 people have been discharged.

He said 24 were currently receiving treatment in the hospital.

The Director-General of the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), Barkindo Saidu, said he witnessed the first blast.

“In my presence, at about 3 pm, the first bomb blast in Gwoza occurred, detonated by a female suicide bomber during the marriage ceremony celebration,” he wrote in a situation report later in the day.

“It affected more than 30 persons with various levels of injuries and instant death. Some minutes later, another blast occurred around General Hospital.”

The wedding was held at Tashan Mararaba near the Fire Service in Gwoza town.

President Bola Tinubu, in a statement on Sunday by  the Presidency, said  his administration would redouble its efforts “to ensure that those who trouble the nation, dispatching precious lives, and disrupting law and order are completely removed.”

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