District Head of Dalori, Alhaji Usman Lawan Dalorima and his subjects have resolved not to flee their homes despite persistent Boko Haram attacks.
Recall that Dalori was attacked penultimate Saturday by the insurgents who burnt down their homes and sexually assaulted their women.
But yesterday when President Muhammadu Buhari, represented by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Mr. Babachir David Lawal, led three ministers on a condolence visit to Dalori, they said they would not relocate in fear of the insurgents.
Instead, they said despite losing 150 persons to the insurgents, they would stay back in their ancestral home, as death, according to them, is inevitable.
The residents also kicked against the digging of trenches around the community by the military to protect them from further Boko Haram attacks, calling on government, particularly NEMA, to provide them with food items and rebuild their destroyed houses instead.
“We are grateful for the visit to sympathise with us over the unfortunate attacks last Saturday, but we are appealing to government to stop the ongoing digging of trenches around our community, because these trenches will prevent our people whenever there is an attack from fleeing.
“We are not going anywhere. This is our land and we have no other place than Dalori. We are not against deployment of security personnel to this community, but my people are strongly against surrounding them with trenches,” the APC Chairman said on behalf of the community.
Responding, the SGF said the team was in Dalori on behalf of Buhari, who was on a foreign trip at the time of the attack, prayed God to grant eternal rest to those who lost their lives in the attacks and wished the injured quick recovery.

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