The Deputy Governor of Borno State, Alhaji Zannah Mustapha, on Friday said the bomb attack on Biu Main Market on Thursday was carried out by twin teenage female suicide bombers.
The deputy governor, while condemning the incident, also revealed that eight persons died in the explosion and 20 others were injured.
Mustapha, who was speaking to journalists, said several attempts had been made in the past by the terror group to invade Biu, one of which resulted in the killing of over 40 terrorists.
He, however, expressed shock that the sect could wreak such havoc on Thursday, saying though the people of Biu and elsewhere in the state had been vigilant, they needed to do more in order to shut out the activities of the terror group.
Mustapha added, “Information at my disposal shows that two little girls were responsible for the attack at the market.
“I also learnt that eight persons were killed in the attack and 20 persons injured. We, on our part as government, will give support to the families of those that were killed and help the victims of those lost. But we can only do little as lives lost cannot be brought back”.
He assured the people of the state that the insurgency was drawing to a close, going by the assurances and dedication of the military.
Several Injured As Thugs Attack #EndSARS Protesters, Governor Oyetola In Osun
Some of the vehicles in the Governor’s convoy were also destroyed by the thugs but the Governor himself was evacuated to safety by his security team.
As the convoy was leaving the protest venue, some of the youths continued to stone his vehicles.
While the protest was disrupted, Governor Oyetola assured the injured victims that the government would be responsible for their medical bills.
#EndSARS: Sanwo-Olu Constitutes Panel Of Enquiry
In a bid to quell the #EndSARS protest which is spreading like a raging inferno across the country, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Governor of Lagos State has set up a panel of inquiry and restitution for victims of SARS.
This was announced in a statewide broadcast on Thursday.
The panel will be a 7-man panel which will ensure that all those with verifiable cases of SARS brutality or fatality receive compensation.
The Panel will be chaired by retired Justice Doris Okuwobi, while members are Ebun Adegboruwa, SAN (representing the Civil Society), Taiwo Lakanu (a retired Deputy Inspector General of Police), Patience Udoh (representing the Civil Society); Segun Awosanya aka Segalink (Human Rights Activist).
Others are Olutoyin Odusanya (Director, Citizens Mediation Center), a rep/member of the youth-led protest, and a representative of the Human Rights Commission.
There will be a help desk for the complaints and petitions to the panel.
Governor Seyi Makinde Loses 81-Yr-Old Mother
Abigail Makinde, the mother of the governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, is dead.
The Chief Press Secretary to Mr Makinde, Taiwo Adisa, however, told newsmen that the family will soon make an official statement on the death of the deceased.
He said: “Yes. The family will make an official statement.
“The family will soon make an official statement. In the next few minutes, the family will make an official statement, in few minutes.”
It was gathered that Mr Makinde lost his father, Olatunbosun Makinde, a few years ago.
It was learnt that Mrs Makinde died in the early hours of Thursday.
She died at the age of 81.
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