The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar-Farouq has condemned the Sunday attack by suspected Boko Haram terrorists which claimed innocent lives and destroying properties in Auno, Borno State.
Recall that on Sunday evening, the terrorists killed at least 30 people and abducted many women and children in a raid on a key highway linking to regional capital Maiduguri.
In a statement on Tuesday, the minister while expressing her sadness over the incident, said the Sunday’s assault was “a cowardly disregard of the right of Nigerians to life and peace”.
Mrs Umar-Farouq, however, commiserated with the families and loved ones of the victims of this “dreadful attack”.
“Our deepest sympathy and condolences go to the families of the victims and to the Government and the good people of Borno State. We pray that Almighty Allah grants the injured speedy recovery,” she stated.
The minister further stated that “the Ministry will continue to work within its mandate and will interface with the relevant humanitarian actors, disaster relief and security agencies to ensure that the survivors of this dastardly act are adequately catered to”.