Borno elders have asked President Goodluck Jonathan to institute an investigation into the bomb blast, Tuesday, which killed over 40 persons in Maiduguri and injured several others.
The elders under the aegis of Borno Elders Forum made this call in a statement signed by the Chairman of the forum, Ambassador Usman Gaji Galtimari, condemning the bombing, which many alleged had political undertone. They demanded that the culprits of the attack be brought to book.
“The forum has thoroughly diagnosed the events preceding the bomb blast and feels highly disturbed and frustrated. For nearly one year Maiduguri had almost regained absolute peace and harmony. Our hitherto devastated people had started picking up their lives. The bomb blast came to us as the rudest shock. The Forum condemns in the strongest possible terms.
“The forum therefore appeals to President Goodluck Jonathan for an immediate and thorough investigation of the bomb blast. The culprits involved should be brought to book. We have had to go through extremely traumatic times for long and any further hardship on our people must be curtailed at all costs. What all of us must do at this point in time is to continue consoling our devastated people and cushioning the effects of the long period of insurgency,” the elders said.