Fintiri expresses concern over the attack by the Garkida community The Guardian Nigeria News


Adamawa Governor Ahmadu Fintiri expressed concern over the confirmed attack on the city of Garkida in the Gombi local government area.

An eyewitness report indicated that the attack was carried out by suspected Boko Haram rebels on the eve of December 24.

In a statement by his press secretary, Mr Humwashi Wonosikou on Friday in Yola, Fintiri said the attack had killed two civilians, including a five-year-old.

“This latest cowardly attack on the city of Garkida is another desperate action by the background of Boko Haram terrorists who were under strong pressure from the Nigerian army.

“Let me assure the residents of Adamawa that this latest cowardly attack on Garkid would not have passed without severe consequences,” Fintiri said.

However, the governor sympathized with the residents of Garkid for the unfortunate attack and called on security agencies to do more to further prevent attacks in the state.

Fintiri noted that this was a cruel reminder of the non-selective targets of terrorists and an example of why everyone must be involved in facing the threat without borders.

“I support the Garkid community in this difficult time and I will continue to support military efforts to ensure peace, security and justice for our people,” Fintiri said.

The state’s public relations police officer, DSP Sulaiman Nguroje, confirmed the attack, but declined to comment further.