Fintiri Condemns Boko Haram Attack on Garkida


By Daji Sani

Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri has condemned the Boko Haram attack on Garkida town in Gombi local area of Adamawa state.

In a press release signed by his Press Secretary Mr Humwashi Wonosikou , the governor said Boko Haram fighters attacked Garkida on Thursday, causing the death of two civilians including a 5-year-old.

“This latest cowardly attack on Gombi town is yet another desperate rear guard action by the Boko Haram terrorists who have been under intense pressure from the Nigerian military,” Mr Fintiri said, on Friday, according to a statement by his spokesperson, Humwashi Wonosikou.

According to the statement, Mr Fintiri condemned “the dastardly attack.”

“Let me reassure Adamawa residents that this latest cowardly attack on Garkida, would not go without severe consequences.

Fintiri sympathised with residents of Garkida over the unfortunate Christmas Eve attack, calling on security agencies to do more to further forestall attacks in the state.

Governor Fintiri while regretting the appalling attack on innocent civilians noted that it was a cruel reminder of the indiscriminate aims of the terrorists and an example of why everyone must be involved to confront a menace without boundaries.

“I stand with Garkida community in this difficult time, and will continue to support the Military’s efforts to ensure peace, security and justice for the people”.

Fintiri described the attack as outrageous and an affront to the people of Adamawa and to all humanity.