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Borno church demolition: Zulum visits bereaved Pastor Bitrus, confirms suspects’ arrest




Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum, Wednesday, visited Pastor Bitrus Tumba, whose son, Ezekiel Bitrus, died in the course of the demolition of EYN Church.

Violence broke out between safety operatives hooked up to the Borno Geographic Data Service (BOGIS) and worshipers on August 5, 2021.

Adam Bababe, BOGIS Government Secretary led the crew to the Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa Nigeria (EYN) department within the Maduganari space of Maiduguri.

Zulum was obtained by the household and officers of Christians Affiliation of Nigeria (CAN) led by the chairman, Bishop Mohammed Naga.

He had on the day of the incident despatched his deputy, Umar Kadafur to fulfill the victims and in addition directed the police to start a probe.

In his remarks, the governor confirmed the arrest of suspects and admitted that he intentionally delayed his go to due to the stress on the town.

“We thought it was not a very good time to pay you a go to then. I’m right here to commiserate with your loved ones over the unlucky dying of our brother, Ezekiel Bitrus.

“My coming in the present day, weeks after that very unlucky and painful incident, is proof that we’ve got not forgotten the problem.

“Suspects have been quietly arrested and all these concerned in that dastardly act are being detained and God prepared, they are going to face justice, as quickly because the Police completes investigation and make applicable suggestions.

“We will do justice to the matter with out worry or favour. We share your pains. No train of presidency is ever aimed to trigger damage not to mention the dying of any citizen.

“Each particular person in Borno has equal rights and we’ve got an obligation to guard these rights. We’re pained by what occurred. Please settle for our deepest condolences”, he stated.

Zulum was accompanied by his Chief of Workers, Prof. Isa Marte Hussaini, and a commissioner from the Christian neighborhood.

Pastor Bitrus Tumba thanked the Borno helmsman for the go to, including that he thought-about Ezekiel’s dying as an act of God.

After the demolition, images of EYN congregants and different Christians observing service inside rubbles went viral.

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