Abuja - Alhaji Umaru Ibn Garbai Elkanemi has revealed how he lost about 100 chiefs to Boko Haram in the last seven years that the sect has ravaged Borno State.
According to Naij, the royal father made his utterances while receiving a delegation from the African Region Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue (CMD) at his palace.
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"How can you unite with people that destroyed your homes, killed and displaced you? We have suffered a lot. I lost more than 100 local chiefs under my kingdoms. I was attacked by suicide bomber, thousands of women became widows and children orphans. I think, to unite people with repentant insurgents is a big task," Shehu told the delegation in Maiduguri.
The Shehu used the visit as an opportunity to ask for assistance in uniting the people of Borno in the same way that CMD had done with inter-communal dialogue among residents of the Plateau and Kaduna States, Leadership reports.
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