The recent attack by Boko Haram insurgents on mourners in Borno State leading to the death of over 60 people has been condemned by the Borno chapter of the Nigeria Union of Journalists on Tuesday.
Recall that Naija News had reported that insurgents on a reprisal mission attacked Badu village in Nganzai Local Government Area of Borno State and killed over 60 persons and wounded 11 others.
The Chairman of the local government council, Muhammad Bulama, while speaking on the incident on Sunday stated that the terrorist group had attacked Badu village but were repelled by the villagers and members of the vigilante group.
NUJ in a statement through its chairman, Bulama Talba, called for an end to the insurgency in the state.
He stated that the council is concerned over the attacks by Boko Haram against civilians in Maiduguri, Nganzai, Kaga, Bama and Kukawa Local Government Areas of the state.
He promised that the union would support efforts to end attacks in the area and restore peace to the region.
Talba called on security agencies to adopt new strategies to counter the insurgent’s activities and called on the people to provide useful information on the negative activities of the attackers, in order to protect lives and property.
“The union reassures of professional support and conduct in promoting quick end to the armed conflict in Borno and Lake Chad region.
“We call on the Federal Government to engage more stakeholders and explore channels of diplomacy, to put a stop to the menace causing one havoc after another.
“We equally call on the insurgents to sheathe their swords, embrace the path of reconciliation and dialogue with the government to end the decade-long conflict that has inflicted too many pains and loss of lives,” he added.