Borno state governor, Kashim Shettima on Sunday, paid a visit to victims of the suicide bomb blast that took place earlier today. The governor empathized with the victims and assured them that strategies were being setup to tackle the Boko Haram suicide bombings plaguing the state.
He visited the scene of the suicide attacks around the market and was at the accident and emergency ward of the Maiduguri Specialist Hospital where he met each of the survivors out of which 3 were undergoing emergency surgery at the hospital’s theater.The suicide attacks were carried out by two women in two close spots, both outside the Maiduguri Monday market before 10am.
The governor has also summoned a meeting with officials of all markets, motor parks, shopping complexes, football fields and other places of public gatherings in Maiduguri, for an emergency security meeting with heads of security agencies and the civilian JTF.
The meeting will hold on Monday, 11th of December at the government house.The purpose of the meeting is to deliberate on the twin suicide attacks at the Maiduguri Monday market on Sunday morning which resulted in the death of one and 18 persons sustaining various degrees of injuries.
The governor said;
Tomorrow, we will be having an emergency security meeting involving management of all the markets, motor parks, shopping centers, football fields and other attack prone areas and the we will invite the Civilian JTF and of course our security officials so that we cross pollinate ideas and come up with some new measures that will strengthen our existing security structure around markets. We have been taking different steps as the insurgents change their ways, we will all meet and come with measures that will not be made public. This suicide attack is highly unfortunate, I condole and commiserate with the families of the victims.