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Kano donates N20m to Baga victims

02 May 2013, 09:16

Maiduguri- The Kano State Government has donated N20 million to the victims of last month’s carnage at Baga in Kukawa Local Government Area of Borno.

Gov. Musa Kwankwaso presented the amount when he paid a sympathy visit to Gov. Kashim Shettima on Wednesday in Maiduguri.

He said the donation was to assist victims of the carnage in Baga and similar crisis in other parts of the state.

The governor described the situation as unfortunate, and expressed the hope that the state would overcome the current security challenges soon.

``I am here basically to commiserate with the government and the people of the state over the recent carnage in Baga. What happened was very unfortunate.

``But I have no doubt in my mind that with the good leadership of Shettima, the current security challenge will soon be a thing of the past,'' Kwankwaso said.

He commended the governor for his numerous efforts to end the crises.

``The Kano State government will continue to partner Borno to ensure lasting peace in the state and the North in general,'' he said.

Kwankwaso described the Boko Haram terrorist attacks in the north as unfortunate.

``It is really sad that most Northern governors are faced with the current security challenges.

``Although we got some information on the possibilities of the problems during our campaign era, nobody thought it will be of this magnitude,'' Kwankwaso said.

He said that Nigeria was faced with a civil war in the 70s but came out strongly after the war.

``We were faced with numerous crisis in Kano after the return of democratic rule in 1999, but we were able to overcome them,'' the governor said.

In his response, Shettima thanked Kwankwaso for the visit, saying it had further cemented the bound of brotherhood between the two states.



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