Fresh BHT Attacks on Dalori: We won’t desert our community- Traditional ruler.
The District Head of Dalori, Alhaji Usman Lawan Dalorima and residents have informed President Muhammadu Buhari and Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State that no amount of pressure from Boko Haram attacks will compel them to desert their community and become refugees in Maiduguri.
They insisted that, despite the calamity that befell them, penultimate Saturday, where over 150 people were allegedly killed and houses torched by terrorists, they would stay back in their ancestral home, as death, according to them, is inevitable in any society.
The stakeholders, including the Borno State Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Alhaji Ali Bukar Dalori, made their position known at the destroyed palace of the District Head when Buhari, represented by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Mr. Babachir David Lawal, led three ministers on a condolence visit to Dalori.
The residents also kicked against the digging of trenches around the community by the military to protect them from further Boko Haram attacks, calling on government, particularly NEMA, to provide them with food items and rebuild their destroyed houses instead.
“We are grateful for the visit to sympathize with us over the unfortunate attacks last Saturday, but we are appealing to government to stop the ongoing digging of trenches around our community, because these trenches will prevent our people whenever there is an attack from fleeing as an escape route in the community.
“We are not going anywhere. This is our land and we have no other place than Dalori. We are not against deployment of security personnel to this community, but my people are strongly against surrounding them with trenches”, the APC Chairman said on behalf of the community.
The SGF in his response said the team was in Dalori on behalf of Buhari who was on official foreign trip at the time of the attack, and prayed God to grant eternal rest to those who lost their lives in the attacks and wished the injured quick recovery.