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Lagos expresses solidarity with terrified states

22 October 2015, 08:54

Abuja - Lagos State Government has donated the sum of N150million to the three states hardest hit by the Boko Haram terror.

Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States will benefit from the gesture.

Lagos Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, making the donation at the Presidential Villa in Abuja, condemned the insurgency in the Northeast.

He commiserated with the State Governments as well as the families of those who either lost their loved ones or had been displaced from their homes.

“We share in the pain and discomfort of our brothers and sisters. The situation is unacceptable, pathetic and desirous of our assistance," said Ambode.

Also Read: 20 shot dead by suspected Boko Haram extremists in Borno

"As a flagship state, Lagos must show leadership and compassion notwithstanding the harsh times in the country,” Ambode added.

He also commended the Federal Government for its ongoing efforts geared towards ending insurgency.

Ambode expressed optimism that the promise of the security chiefs to rout the sect from the Northeast before the end of the year was achievable.

Governor of Borno State, Alhaji Kashim Shettima, thanked his Lagos counterpart and promised to channel the money to people in dire need of it.

"I also appreciate the brotherly role Lagos State has continued to play all over the country especially to the Northeast and states affected by the insurgency," Shettima said.

The Boko Haram insurgency has killed thousands and displaced more than 2million in the Northeast.

- CAJ News


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