Zulum, CAN meet today over clash

Borno State Governor Prof. Babagana Umara Zulum has scheduled a meeting with the leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Maiduguri and some elders of the EYN Church later today.

The meeting is part of the governor’s efforts to intervene in the violent clash that took place yesterday between Borno Geographical Information System (BOGIS) and some worshippers at a branch of EYN Church in Maiduguri.


The Governor, who has ordered security agents to immediately investigate the incident, has also condemned the firing of gunshots by a member of the security task force as well as some people who hurled stones at the task force during an encounter yesterday.

One person was reported dead and five people are currently hospitalised.

Zulum commiserated with families of the dead and those injured.

He also commiserated with the Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria in Borno State, Bishop Mohammed Naga, the Christian community and leadership and family of the EYN Church in Borno State.

Zulum also invited the CAN leadership for a meeting scheduled for 5:30 p.m. today at the Government House in Maiduguri.

The governor also directed the Deputy Governor, Umar Kadafur to visit the hospital where five injured people are receiving treatment, to empathise with them and also take over the cost of their treatment.


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