The Federal Government has condemned the terrorist attacks committed by Boko Haram during the Christmas eve and Boxing Day celebrations in Adamawa and Borno States.
This was revealed by the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq, in a statement on Monday, condemning the killings and destruction of properties.
- “It is really unfortunate that these terrorist attacks happened when people are expected to be enjoying the Christmas holiday with their loved one. I commiserate with the Government and people of Borno State especially the families of the victims of the sad incident.”
What you should know about the terror attacks
- Media reports revealed that Boko Haram attacked the Gombi local government area of Adamawa state, one of the first missionary settlements in Northern Nigeria, and its environs on Christmas eve.
- Residents of the area said they were forced to flee to the mountains as the terrorists looted and burnt houses.
- Meanwhile, on Boxing Day, at least three people were confirmed killed in one of the Borno communities in Hawul Local Government Area, which was attacked by Boko Haram.