25th January, 2022
Governor Babagana Umara Zulum has met with the families of twenty-four people kidnapped by Boko Haram terrorists in the Chibok Local Government Area.
Twenty-two women and two men were kidnapped in a recent attack on Kawtakare, Korohuma, and Pemi in Chibok.
However, Zulum invited relatives from the three affected communities and hosted them at the Government Lodge in Chibok town.
Zulum said: “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.”
After meeting the families, the Governor interfaced with heads of security agencies and discussed gaps and ways to enhance security in the communities.
Zulum observed that four local government areas: Biu, Askira, Chibok and Damboa were faced with serial attacks from the members of Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists in recent times.
He said his administration will not relent in providing additional support to security operatives, to contain the challenges.
Four people were killed, LG Chairman says
Briefing the Governor, chairman of Chibok Local Government Area, Umar Ibrahim said in addition to the 24 people abducted, three people were killed by the terrorists during separate attacks on three communities.
The Chairman disclosed that a combined number of 110 buildings made up of 73 houses, 33 shops and four churches were burnt alongside eight vehicles and three tricycles.
Zulum directed that an assessment report containing all destructions perpetrated by the terrorists in the three communities be submitted to him.
Governor Zulum commended the chairman of Chibok Local Government for his responsive leadership.
“Let me specifically commend the efforts of the Local Government Chairman, because, despite the very limited resources, he has been doing his best to ensure that dividends of democracy are provided in Chibok,” Zulum said.