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NUJ reacts to Boko Haram’s murder of 60 mourners in Borno

The Borno chapter of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) on Tuesday in Maiduguri, condemned fresh attacks by Boko Haram insurgents on communities in the state.

DAILY POST reported that insurgents on a reprisal mission attacked Badu village in Nganzai Local Government Area of Borno State and killed over 60 persons and wounded 11 others.

The Chairman of the local government council, Muhammad Bulama, who spoke on the incident on Sunday, said the insurgent had recently attacked Badu village but they were repelled by the villagers and members of the vigilante group.

Mr Bulama Talba, Chairman of NUJ, in a statement, called for an end to the insurgency in the state.

He said the council was concerned over the unabated attacks by the insurgents against civilians in Maiduguri, Nganzai, Kaga, Bama and Kukawa Local Government Areas of the state, NAN reports.

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NEWSNUJ reacts to Boko Haram’s murder of 60 mourners in BornoPublished on July 30, 2019 By Fikayo Olowolagba

The Borno chapter of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) on Tuesday in Maiduguri, condemned fresh attacks by Boko Haram insurgents on communities in the state.

DAILY POST reported that insurgents on a reprisal mission attacked Badu village in Nganzai Local Government Area of Borno State and killed over 60 persons and wounded 11 others.

The Chairman of the local government council, Muhammad Bulama, who spoke on the incident on Sunday, said the insurgent had recently attacked Badu village but they were repelled by the villagers and members of the vigilante group.

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Mr Bulama Talba, Chairman of NUJ, in a statement, called for an end to the insurgency in the state.

He said the council was concerned over the unabated attacks by the insurgents against civilians in Maiduguri, Nganzai, Kaga, Bama and Kukawa Local Government Areas of the state, NAN reports.

Talba said the union would support efforts to end the conflict and restore lasting peace to the region.

He urged the security agencies to adopt new strategies to counter the insurgent’s activities and called on the people to provide useful information on the negative activities of the attackers, in order to protect lives and property.

While commending the military for degrading the insurgents mode of operation, Talba called for more strategy and synergy to safeguard returnees and displaced persons in resettled communities and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps.

“The union reassures of professional support and conduct in promoting quick end to the armed conflict in Borno and Lake Chad region.

“We call on the Federal Government to engage more stakeholders and explore channels of diplomacy, to put a stop to the menace causing one havoc after another.

“We equally call on the insurgents to sheathe their swords, embrace the path of reconciliation and dialogue with the government to end the decade-long conflict that has inflicted too many pains and loss of lives,” he added.

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