MAIDUGURI – Mr Dominic Alistair, the Director, Operations of the International Red Cross (IRC) on Friday pledged the commitment of the organisation to assist displaced victims of insurgency in Borno.
Alistair gave the pledge during his courtesy call on the Shehu of Borno, Alhaji Abubakar Ibn-Garbai at his palace in Maiduguri.
He said that the visit was to condole with the people of the state on the incessant attacks by insurgents.
Alistair explained that the aim of the visit was to also get first- hand information on the security situation in the state as well as identify means of assisting the affected victims.
In his response, Ibn-Garbai commended the IRC for the gesture and willingness to assist the people of the state.
The Shehu condemned in totality the activities of the insurgents, pointing out that their actions were contrary to the teachings of both Islam and Christianity.
He further commended the Federal Government in its effort toward restoring peace in the state and the country at large. (NAN)