No fewer that two persons were killed, while 13 others sustained various degrees of injuries, after suspected Boko Haram insurgents attacked Biu, in Biu Local Government Area of Borno State on Monday night.
Umar Kadafur, the state deputy governor, confirmed this during a visit to Biu General Hospital to sympathise with the injured victims.
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He said: “Two persons confirmed dead and 13 persons sustained various degrees of injuries as a result of stray bullets while trying to escape for their dear lives
“Thirteen victims are receiving treatment and in stable conditions, what remains is x-ray to be carried out on those with bullet wounds.”
Umar directed that victims who require x-ray should be transfered to private hospitals for immediate treatment.
He also announced a donation of N50,000 to each of the 13 victims.
The deputy governor commended the staff of the hospital for their immediate response in providing first aid treatment to the victims, promising that the government will provide the hospital with sufficient man power.