Abdullahi Musa Askira, Borno deputy speaker
By Dauda R. Pam, Maiduguri
The Deputy Speaker, Borno State House of Assembly, Engr. Abdullahi Musa Askira, has condemned in strong terms the gruesome attacks on Auno settlement along Damaturu-Maiduguri road by the Boko Haram terrorists.
Representing Askira/Uba State Constituency, Askira lamented that the attacks led to the loss of many lives and properties worth millions of naira describing it as inhuman and crime against humanity.
“I condemn in the strongest terms, the barbaric, heinous and gruesome acts on commuters, drivers and passersby in Auno, that lead to loss of many life’s and properties burnt down, worth millions of naira by the dreaded members of the Boko Haram.
“I am devastated and shock on how this innocent life’s where brutally and fatally murdered in a such away that, they were burned down along with their properties, which the most more pathetically, in a gruesome manner one could not wish for his arch enemies.
This recent one of Auno has once again, brought to fore the nightmarish experience of our people living in the insurgency ravaged Northeastern part of Nigeria,” he said.
Moreover, I will like to commend the relentless efforts of the state Governor, Prof. Babagana Zulum in supporting to end the insurgency to their final enclave in equipping the Mobile police and thousands of Nigerian hunters, CJTF armed with charmed amulets and intimate knowledge of harsh terrain of lunching an offensive against the Boko Haram extremists who have ravaged the northeast for a decade, calling it “high time” they help soldiers end the deadly insurgency, said the deputy speaker.
The lawmaker has called on the federal government to redouble efforts at ending the insurgency in the North-East and all security threats in other parts of the country.