Borno State Governor Babagana Umara Zulum, has paid a condolence visit to Pastor Bitrus Tumba whose son was killed in the fracas that broke out during the demolition exercise by the Borno Geographic Systems (BOGIS).
The violence on August 5 occurred while BOGIS officials and worshipers at a branch of EYN Church engaged in a battle with Pastor Tumba, Ezekiel, killed in the process.
The Governor was received by the family and some officials of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), led by the association’s Chairman, Bishop Mohammed Naga.
“Let me start by apologising for delaying my visit even though I had sent a delegation to explain this to you.
“I am here to commiserate with your family over the unfortunate death of our brother, Ezekiel Bitrus.
“So far, suspects have been arrested and all those involved in that act are being detained. We shall do justice to the matter without fear or favour.
“Although I had sent people to you, I was morally and officially duty-bound to visit your family. Please accept our deepest condolences,” Zulum said.