Governor Zulum of Borno state has on Wednesday, February 24, visited two hospitals after Boko Haram fighters fired shots from Rocket Propelled Grenades, on which killed 9 residents and injured 60 persons in Maiduguri, the Borno state capital.
On Tuesday night, February 23, Becksblog.com.ng had reported that Boko Haram had fired some shots which killed many.
The shots came from Kaleri, an outskirts of Maiduguri, according to information gathered, that the grenades traveled to hit Gwange and Adam kolo communities, both densely populated areas in the inner city. Most of the deaths occurred in Gwange.
Also, one of the RPG shots, hit a children’s play ground in Gwange, it was also gathered.
The attack was confirmed by the state Governor during his empathy visits to the State Specialist Hospital, and the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital, both in Maiduguri.
The governor was told that some of the victims had sustained various degrees of injuries and were being treated, for which he directed that the state ministry of health shoulders the bills.
“Indeed it is a very sad moment for the people and government of Borno state, about 60 persons were affected, among them, 10 have died.
“It was as a result of long distance shots fired by the insurgents. I believe this is a new trend we have to raise up and stop.
“We experienced a similar incident exactly one year ago. The solution is to deploy an appropriate form of technology, which will have to work on.
“I share the pains of all those affected but we are not just visiting hospitals, we do so much behind the scene in our combined responses to the Boko Haram insurgency and we will keep making these and more efforts”.