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Insecurity: Governor Fintiri Visits Garkida Over Boko Haram Attack

Published by on February 23rd, 2020.


 

 

 

Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri, Sunday, visited the ancient town of Garkida in Gombi local government to commiserate with the people over attacks on the area carried out by Boko Haram insurgents on Friday causing huge devastation.

The terrorists, according to sources, infiltrated the town through Bijibiji village around five thirty Friday evening and started shooting sporadically where police barracks, churches and houses were set ablaze in addition they looted pharmaceutical shops and food stuff.

The affected areas visited by the Governor included Garkida General Hospital, Garkida Development Area, Church of Brethren, Living Faith Church, Anglican Church, Police Station, some schools and houses and other numerous places.

At the General Hospital Garkida, the Governor was taken round by an official of the hospital to affected sections such as Consulting Rooms, Accident and Emergency Unit and Pharmacy Main Store, where he was told that the insurgents has burnt the hospital Ambulance and another vehicle.

 

Speaking to journalists shortly after rounding up the assessment, Governor Umaru Fintiri described the situation as devastating and sympathetic and thanked the military personnel stationed in the area for their gallant performance during the attack.

Governor Umaru Fintiri explained that his visit was to commiserate with the people and assess the damages done by the terrorists so that government will soon start rebuilding the area with a view to bringing back normalcy in the town.

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He described the level of damage as huge and appealed to the federal government and development partners to come to the aid of the area reiterating that his administration will empower more vigilantes to complement the efforts of the military in securing the Garkida and the state in general.

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