Zulum: Borno Gov presents N20m cheque to widow of colonel killed by Boko Haram insurgents

Zulum: Borno Gov presents N20m cheque to widow of colonel killed by Boko Haram insurgents

Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State on Wednesday, September 23, presented a cheque of N20 million to the widow of late Colonel Dahiru Chiroma Bako.

1st News had reported that Bako died during a deadly ambush by Boko Haram insurgents around Damboa.

This generous offer by Zulum happened during his condolence visit to the widow; at the Guest House of the 7 Division of the Nigerian Army, Maiduguri.

Furthermore, he announced a donation of N2 million each to the families of three soldiers who died along with the Colonel during the attack.

Zulum was received during the visit to the widow; by the acting General Officer Commanding 7 Division of the Nigerian Army, Brigadier General A.K. Ibrahim, and other officers of the division.

According to the governor: “I was made to aware that three other soldiers also lost their lives along with Colonel Bako. Therefore, I have made the donation of N2 million each to their families.”

Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday, September 22, addressed world leaders while explaining how Nigeria is still battling terrorism and banditry, especially from Boko Haram.

This was contained in a statement issued by the president’s Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina.

1st News gathered that Buhari made this disclosure; at the general debate of the 75th Session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly on 22nd September 2020.

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“The litany of sophisticated terrorist attacks across the globe is a harsh reality of the challenges the world is facing today. We must therefore redouble our efforts to ensure collective security.

“In Nigeria, we are still facing violent extremism from the insurgency of Boko Haram and bandits. We continue to count on our strong cooperation with UN Counter-Terrorism bodies and neighbouring countries; to overcome the terrorists in the Lake Chad Basin and the wider Sahel region.

“We will vigorously sustain the rehabilitation; reconstruction; and also resettlement of victims of terrorism and insurgency in the North-East. The North-East Development Commission has been established for that purpose.”

 

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