“It is a show of courage and statesmanship which was lacking in the previous government,” said Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima while commending the acting president for not cancelling or postponing his visit to the state despite the attacks.
Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo visited Maiduguri, Borno State, hours after Boko Haram attacked the city, leaving 15 dead and 29 critically injured. Osinbajo was in Maiduguri, to flag off the distribution of 30, 000 metric tonnes of cereal to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the North East.Osinbajo, while flagging off “Emergency Food Intervention for the North East,’’ said commencement of the livelihood and support programme would make the people
Osinbajo, while flagging off “Emergency Food Intervention for the North East,’’ said commencement of the livelihood and support programme would make the people be self-reliant and hunger-free.
“In weeks, we shall launch comprehensive livelihood and support programme. This will make the people especially the IDPs self-reliance and self-sufficient,” Osinbajo said.
Meanwhile, Police has confirmed that 15 people were killed, while 24 persons were injured in multiple blasts which rocked Maiduguri on Wednesday night.
This was even as hundreds of residents of the state capital, who were forced to flee their homes in the wake of the heavy shooting which characterised the attack, are afraid to return to the city.