Fintiri bemoans Boko Haram attack on Garkida community

Fintiri bemoans Boko Haram attack on Garkida community

Gov. Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa has expressed concern over a confirmed attack on Garkida town in Gombi Local Government Area of the state.


Eyewitness reports stated that the attack was carried out by suspected Boko Haram insurgents on Thursday night.


Fintiri, in a statement by his Press Secretary, Mr Humwashi Wonosikou, on Friday in Yola, said that two persons, including a five-year old child, were killed in the attack.


“This latest cowardly attack on Garkida town is yet another desperate rear-guard action by the Boko Haram terrorists, who have been under intense pressure from the Nigerian military.


“Let me reassure Adamawa residents that this latest cowardly attack on Garkida would not go without severe consequences,” he said.

The governor, however, sympathised with the residents of Garkida over the unfortunate incident and called on the security agencies to do more to forestall further attacks in the state.


Fintiri noted that the Garkida attack was a cruel reminder of the indiscriminate aims of the terrorists, adding that it also reinforced the need for the involvement of everyone in efforts to stamp out the menace.


“I stand with Garkida community in this difficult time, and I will continue to support the military in efforts to ensure peace, security and justice for our people,” he said.


The Police Public Relations Officer in Adamawa, DSP Sulaiman Nguroje, confirmed the attack but refused to make further comment on it.

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