Ex-Borno Gov., Sheriff pays visit to Yahaya Bello


Former Borno State Governor, Ali Modu Sheriff, on Sunday paid a condolence visit on Gov. Yahaya Bello of Kogi over the death of his sister, Rabietu Bello, and as well sympathise with him on the recent attack on Tawari community.

Meeting with Bello on Sunday at Government House, Lokoja, Sheriff said he was in the state to have sympathy with the governor.

He prayed God to bless the soul of the late Rabietu and grant the governor and other members of the family the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.

Sheriff also sympathised with the Government and people of the state over the recent terrorist attacks on the Tawari community.

He described the incident as heinous, criminal and unfortunate, and urged the security agencies to ensure that those behind the terror attack were brought to justice.

The former governor also sent his condolences to the families of those that lost their loved ones during the attack.

Responding, Gov. Bello thanked Sen. Ali Modu Sherrif for finding time to visit him and identify with the Government and people of the state at their moments of grief.

He said the Tawari killing was a terrorist attack, saying that he would do everything within the ambit of the law to ensure that the terrorists faced justice.

Last week, Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State, Chairman of the Progressives Governors’ Forum (PGF), was in Lokoja on a similar visit.

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