Monday, 20 June 2016

Brig-Gen. Omogui commiserates with Kuda Community following attack by suspected Boko Haram terrorists

Following attack on Kuda community in Adamawa State by some suspected Boko Haram terrorists, the Commander 28 Task Force Brigade, Brigadier General Felix Omoigui has visited and commiserated with the families of the deceased in the community. He also interacted with the community leaders and the vigilantes.

On Thursday, June 16, some suspected Boko Haram terrorists stormed Kuda village on motorbikes and opened fire on women and children at a funeral wake of a local leader, killing at least 18 people, mostly women. They also looted food supplies and burnt homes and left almost an hour later.

According to a statement issued today by Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman Acting Director Army Public Relations, the Commander who was there on an assessment tour following attack by Boko Haram terrorists that claimed the lives of 18 persons with several others wounded, also condoled the community for the unfortunate incident.

He also assured them that the military and indeed the security agencies were there to protect them. He added that his command would do all that is possible to track and apprehend the assailants and also assured that remnants of Boko Haram terrorists hiding in the area would be found and routed out.

He however stated that that could not be successfully done without the active cooperation and support of the people. He therefore enjoined them to see the fight against terrorism and insurgency as a collective responsibility that requires synergy of efforts and timely and accurate information sharing.
He further encouraged them to be more vigilant and security conscious and report any suspicious movement or persons immediately.
Responding on behalf of the community, the District Head of Gulak, Alhaji Ijadi Bello, thanked the Commander for the visit and acknowledged that there was need for closer collaboration between the security agencies and his people. He promised to cooperate and support the military in the fight against the Boko Haram terrorists.
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