Babagana Umara Zulum, the Borno Governor, has ordered the Borno Police Command to immediately investigate a violent collision between a joint security task force operating with the Borno Geographical Information System and some worshippers at a branch of EYN Church at Maduganari, in Maiduguri which led to the death of a member of the church and hospitalization of five others.
The Governor made this known through his Spokesman, Isa Gusau.
He condemned the firing of gunshots on the church by a member of the security task force and those that hurled stones at the task force during an encounter on Thursday.
Zulum commiserated with families of the dead and those injured.
He also called the chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN in Borno State, Bishop Mohammed Naga and spoke with him to commiserate with the Christian community and leadership and family of the EYN church in Borno and also invited CAN leadership for a meeting scheduled for 5:30 pm today at the Government House in Maiduguri.
The Governor also directed the Deputy Governor, Umar Kadafur to visit the hospital where five injured persons are receiving treatment, to empathize with them and also take over the cost of their treatment.