Borno state government to set up committee on damages caused by rocket explosions.


By Dauda Iliya

Borno Governor, Babagana Zulum has directed the setting up of a committee to assess damages inflicted by Saturday’s rocket explosions in parts of Maiduguri. 

The Governor also tasked the committee to advise government on measures to avert future occurrence on the city.

Governor Zulum gave the directive in an interview with newsmen shortly after visiting scene of the blasts at 1,000 housing estate in Maiduguri.

Governor Babagana Zulum inspecting scene of rocket explosion at 1,000 housing units in Maiduguri.

He described the attack as worrisome and called on the military to wake up from some instances of laxity. 

“It is very sad and unfortunate that this kind of attack and others are happening at this time. It seems the insurgents came very close to Maiduguri. Our military have to wake up and ensure adequate surveillance. This is something we should be able to avert, Zulum said ”. 

The Governor commiserated with all those affected and assured that government will take measures to avert any future occurrence.

“We have to fortify Maiduguri, as we will continue to do around other cities and towns across the state. We have to ensure adequate patrols on daily basis to avert future attacks” 

The explosives had hit a house at the estate, causing serious commotion around Ngomari Airport, Njimtilo and Shuwari village which are near the estate, fortunately, no life was lost. 


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