The European Union has condemned Wednesday terrorists’ attack in the Gubio Local Government Area of Borno State that left over 80 civilians dead while scores were injured and kidnapped.
It, however, pledged its support to join Nigeria in its ongoing fight to eliminate terrorists, especially in the North East region of the country.
Commenting via his verified Twitter handle, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Josep Fontelles, wrote, “More than 70 civilians have been killed in Borno State, Nigeria.’
” Yet another despicable and deliberate act of terror in a region which is the victim of so many attacks. The European Union continues to stand with Nigeria in the battle against terrorism and extremism.”
Meanwhile, Borno State Governor, Babagana Umara Zulum on Wednesday travelled to Faduma Kolomdi village in Gubio local government area, scene of the deadly attack.
Faduma Kolomdi, a nomadic village, is located 35 kilometres in the north of Gubio, the headquarters of Gubio local Government area.
While sympathising with the the people over the attack, Governor Babagana Umara Zulum urged the Nigerian military to undertake a final onslaught that should put an end the insurgents in the shore of the lake Chad.
Zulum described the attack as babaric and unfortunate. He evacuated five injured persons in his convoy, for treatment at an undisclosed hospital.
Reacting in a statement through his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, Buhari described the killings as one of the most brutal terrorist attacks on innocent people in the North East.
He, therefore, charged the Armed Forces to sustain their “recent string of successes against the terrorists to extract a heavy price from the attackers, and bring back all those they kidnapped as well as a large number of cattle rustled.”