Zulum orders probe as Borno task force demolish church, kill 2

Babagana Zulum, the Governor of Borno State, has ordered the Police Command to look into the destruction of a church and the deaths of two worshippers.

At Maduganari, Maiduguri, a violent encounter occurred between members of the EYN Church and a Joint Security Task Force operating with the Borno Geographical Information System (BOGIS).

The Thursday incident sparked outrage within the Christian community in Borno.

“These daylight murders and demolition of a church wouldn’t have happened at a mosque”, an indigene of the state based in Lagos told Mirror Nigeria.

A disturbed Zulum, who now faces the task of proving that his administration is not bias to the Christians, has condemned the shooting.

Five persons are currently hospitalized. The governor, in a statement by his spokesman, Isa Gusau, commiserated with families of those who died and the injured.

He already telephoned the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Chairman, Bishop Mohammed Naga to mourn with the Christian community and the EYN Church.

Zulum also invited the CAN leadership for a meeting scheduled for later today at the Government House.

He further directed the Deputy Governor, Umar Kadafur to visit the hospital where the wounded are receiving treatment, to empathize and take over the cost of their treatment.

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