Adamawa State Governor, Ahmadu Fintiri, on Friday, confirmed that two people have lost their lives in the attack on the Garkida area of the state by Boko Haram.
Fintiri in a statement released through his spokesman, Humwashi Wonosikou, condemned the attack on Garkida town in Gombi Local Government Area.
He described the action of the terrorist group as a dastardly act against innocent people.
The Governor said, “This latest cowardly attack is yet another desperate rearguard action by the Boko Haram terrorists who have been under intense pressure from the Nigerian military.”
Recall that Boko Haram on Thursday attacked Garkida and carted away valuables, while some other valuables that they could not be moved out were destroyed.
Condemning the attack further, Governor Fintiri said, “Let me reassure Adamawa residents that this latest cowardly attack on Garkida would not go without severe consequences.”
Fintiri sympathised with residents of Garkida over the attack, saying, “This 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 efforts to ensure peace, security and justice for the people.”
In a related development, gunmen suspected to be members of the Boko Haram on Christmas Eve, December 24, 2020, attacked Pemi, a ward under Chibok LGA of Borno state, killing six people.
Naija News reports that the Boko Haram members burnt down the EYN (Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria) also known as Church of the Brethren in Nigeria.