Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano state on Wednesday visited Borno to commiserate with the government and people of the state over the death of farmers in Zabarmari town.
In a statement on Wednesday in Kano, Mr Abba Anwar, Chief Press Secretary (CPS) to Gov. Ganduje said the visit to Borno followed the killing of 43 rice farmers by suspected Boko Haram insurgents on Nov. 28 in Zabarmari village.
According to the governor, he visited government House, Maiduguri, where he met with the Gov. Babagana Zulum, members of the State Executive Council, and other top government officials.
“We are here with this powerful team from Kano state to commiserate with the government and people of Borno over the tragedy.
“It is therefore important to note that tragedy on the people of Borno is a tragedy on all of us.
“With concerted effort of both state and federal governments, this issue of insecurity will be squarely addressed, and we are working toward that by the Grace of the Almighty Allah.
“When the news of the tragedy reached us, it sent shivers to our nerves. And we found it very hard to believe such heinous act meted out to innocent farmers of Zabarmari village.
“We call for synergy between our security agencies in an effort to fight all facets of insecurity challenging us,” he said.
Ganduje presented an official letter of condolence to the government and people of Borno on behalf of Kano state government.
He stressed that Kano has always been in the forefront in sympathising with the people of Borno during this tragic and trying times due to their long standing relationship.
“Kano state government is presently taking full charge of some hundreds of Borno orphans who lost their parents and other relatives during the early days of insurgency.
“They are in Kano and we are taking good care of their education. They will continue to be with us for them to develop under our good care,” he stated.
The governor said that some Islamic clerics and traditional rulers from Kano brought some palliatives to the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Maiduguri.
According to him, “this tells how close and brotherly we are with the people of Borno.
The governor also paid a similar visit to the Shehu of Borno, Abubakar Ibn Umar-Garbai El-Kanemi, at his palace. (NAN)