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Fintiri condemns Christmas eve attack by Boko Haram on Adamawa community

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Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri has condemned the Boko Haram attack on Garkida town in Gombi local area of Adamawa state.

Boko Haram fighters have launched an audacious attack on the sleepy town located on the fringes of the deadly Sambisa forest on Thursday evening resulting in the death of two civilians including a 5-year-old while properties worth millions of naira were either looted or destroyed.

“This latest cowardly attack on Gombi town is yet another desperate rear guard action by the Boko Haram terrorists who have been under intense pressure from the Nigerian military,” Fintiri in a statement by his spokesperson, Humwashi Wonosikou said.

“Let me reassure Adamawa residents that this latest cowardly attack on Garkida, would not go without severe consequences,” the governor further said.

Fintiri sympathised with residents of Garkida over the unfortunate Christmas Eve attack, calling on security agencies to do more to further forestall attacks in the state.

While regretting the appalling attack on innocent civilians, the governor said the attack is a cruel reminder of the indiscriminate aims of the terrorists and an example of why everyone must be involved to confront a menace without boundaries.

“I stand with Garkida community in this difficult time, and will continue to support the Military’s efforts to ensure peace, security and justice for the people”.

Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri describes the attack as outrageous and an affront to the people of Adamawa and to all humanity.

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