The Governor of Borno State, Kashim Shettima has said that the recent terrorist attack in the state was ‘ordained by God’.

The governor also commended the bravery of the soldiers who were fighting the terrorists and urged citizens to remain calm adding that security forces were making frantic efforts to safeguard lives and property.

“Our armed forces gallantly repelled attacks on parts of Borno State. We must commend their patriotic efforts. We are very much in touch with leaders of security forces. And we will continue to afford them all the support they need as we have always done from our first day in office till date,” Shettima said via a statement.

Shettima also added that the government was making efforts towards accommodating residents of Monguno who managed to flee the attack on their town.

Monguno and the military barracks located within it are currently under the control of Boko Haram.