Gov. Zulum meets with families of 24 abducted girls in Chibok

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BY USMAN MOHAMMED, JANUARY 25, 2022 | 06:55 PM


Prof. Babagana Umara Zulum, Governor of Borno State has visited Chibok Local Government of Borno State following the recent attack and abduction of some girls.

YERWA EXPRESS NEWS has reported how the terrorists stormed Pemi (previously erroneously written as Piyami), the town, where they abducted 17 girls and killed one person (figure of abduction now 24 and deaths four).

The attackers also burnt shopes and worship centers after searching and looting each of them.

Umar Ibrahim, chairman of the local government, while confirming the attack to the governor, gave the number of the abducted persons as 24, adding that three more were killed by the terrorists during separate attacks on three communities.

He said that from the three communities, a total number of 110 buildings made up of 73 houses, 33 shops and four churches were burnt down, with eight vehicles and three tricycles.

The governor met with the families of the abducted persons at the overnment lodge in Chibok town.

'We are here in Chibok to commiserate with you, immediate families of our sisters and brothers abducted as well as four of our brothers killed by the Boko Haram terrorists in these unfortunate incidents.

'We share your pains and we pray this act will not happen again,' Zulum noted.

The governor also interfaced with heads of security agencies and discussed gaps and ways in which to enhance stability in the communities.

Zulum asked a thorough assessment of the situation to be carried out in all the communities and be submitted to him.


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