Governor of Borno state Kashim Shettima has denied reports that saturday’s attack by Boko Haram member targeted Christians.
Governor Kashim Shettima said this during his sympathy visit to the Emir of Gwoza,Alhaji Idrissa Timta, He also said that Nigerians should see the Boko Haram sect as a common enemy rather than a religious group going by its destruction.
“The report on alleged mass killing of Christians in Izge is untrue because Izge is a predominantly Muslim community and most of the victims are Muslims. “What is happening is not an ethnic or religious war.
Boko Haram is a clear madness that must be condemned by all Nigerians,’’ the News Agency of Nigeria quoted the governor as saying during the visit. He said the state government would rebuild structures destroyed by the sect despite the state’s meager resources.
“We will make genuine efforts to rebuild the structures destroyed, including places of worship despite our meager resources.
“What has happened to you is a disaster that affects the Borno people, we pray that God will grant the fortitude to those who lost their lives.’’
He also said the government would pay one million naira compensation on a place of worship destroyed during the attack and N200, 000 for each family that lost their loves one.
Source: The Nation