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Buhari’s minister, Sadiya Farouq reacts to killings in Adamawa, Borno



Sadiya Farouq, Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, on Monday, condemned the killings and destruction of properties in Southern Borno and Adamawa States respectively.

Farouq described the attacks as tragic and barbaric, NAN reports.

The Minister, in a statement by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Alhaji Bashir Alkali, said: “It is really unfortunate that these terrorist attacks happened when people are expected to be enjoying the Christmas holiday with their loved ones.

“I commiserate with the Government and people of Borno, especially the families of the victims of the sad incident,” Farouq said.

She said the Federal Government condemned the attacks and commended relevant authorities and the Borno Governor, Prof. Babagana Zulum, who immediately visited the communities and directed the strengthening of security measures in the area.

The Minister said arrangements were being made to send relief materials to the victims to cushion the effects of the attacks on them.