Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) has condoled the government and people of Borno State over Sunday’s “needless attack” by suspected insurgents on travellers in Auno, a community near Maiduguri.
Chairman of NGF, Gov. Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti, expressed the forum’s sympathy in a letter dated Feb. 11 and addressed to the Borno State Governor, Prof. Babagana Zulum.
Fayemi said a situation where a large number of vehicles loaded with goods as well as shops and houses could be set ablaze by suspected marauding insurgents, who sneaked into the town and launched attacks on sleeping travellers at the town, barely 24km from a state capital, spoke volume.
“It says a lot about the vulnerability of local people who for all intents and purposes should enjoy full protection from the people they put in power.
“However, your efforts, Mr governor‚ in calling for greater responsibility on the part of the security operatives in your state is both commendable and courageous, and indeed has the support of all your other colleagues.
“Once again, I wish to whoIe-heartedly join the government and people of Borno state in this grief along with all of our colleagues.
“And hope that the people are protected adequately and that no further onslaughts ever occur again, not just in Borno state but in the country as a whole,” Fayemi said.