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Humanitarian Affairs Minister condemns attack on civilians in Borno


Rayyan Alhassan
Rayyan Alhassan
Rayyan Alhassan is a 30-year-old graduate of Journalism and Mass Communication at Sikkim Manipal University, Ghana. He is the acting Managing Editor at the Daily Nigerian newspaper, a position he has held for the past 3 years. He can be reached via [email protected], or, or @Rayyan88 on Twitter.
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Sadiya Umar-Farouq, Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar-Farouq, has condemned insurgent attacks on residents of Borno which left 10 persons dead and 47 injured.

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Mrs Umar-Farouq in a statement by her media aide, Nneka Anibeze, on Wednesday in Abuja described the bombardment of residential areas by the insurgents as inhuman and insensitive.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Boko Haram insurgents fired Rocket Propelled Grenades shots from Kaleri on the outskirts of Maiduguri on Tuesday night.

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Two densely populated communities, Gwange and Adam Kolo areas including a children’s playground were mostly hit by the grenades.

The injured have since been taken to the State Specialist Hospital, and the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital for treatment.

“I condemn in its entirety, the attacks on innocent residents of Gwange and Adam Kolo commutes.

“My ministry through its Agency, NEMA is already working with SEMA to assess the extent of damage in the attacked communities for possible provision of relief items.

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“We sympathise with the state government and victims, especially those who lost their lives in the attacks. We pray for the souls of the departed,” she said.


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