Borno state governor, Alhaji Kashim Shettima, has described a battery charger as the richest of all those who survived Tuesday’s twin suicide bomb attacks in Maiduguri.
In an interview with the Hausa Service of Voice of America (VOA), Shettima, who sounded emotional said, “God is not man and not sleeping. We are still here and either to survive or die together with our own people. I have nothing to say except to plead with the survivors and their relations to strengthen their faith in God.
“We are optimistic that inhuman acts will come to an end sooner or later. It is barbaric and inhuman for innocent people to be suffering for no reason; this is painful, heartbroken experience, but we have faith that God is a God of justice and anyone doing this will not go free either here or in the hereafter.”
Shettima, who said the survivors needed support and care, stressed: “We have gone around and I am telling you majority of those affected are poor people, those struggling to live and not guilty of anything. Many of them must go out before they get what to eat for a day and so they are in need of help.
“I have to come here and do something because some of them will be in serious health crisis. Some are wheel barrow pushers, some labourers, the richest one among them is the battery charger whose business is around 30, 000 naira, and you can see this is painful and heartbroken. This is not a good thing to even remember but we are looking up to God for this madness to end.”