Lagos - Yobe State Governor, Ibrahim Gaidam, has condemned the killing of 19 people after a terror attack in the capital, Damaturu on Sunday.
The attack believed to be the handiwork of the Boko Haram sect, was carried out in a market.
Abdullahi Bego, Director of Press Affairs to Gaidam, said the Governor had been briefed about the incident.
“This is another sad day in our State in which innocent people were again the target of blood-thirsty terrorists. His Excellency Governor Gaidam's thoughts and prayers are with the families of victims and those who sustained injuries,” said Bego.
Bego said his principal had condemned the attack as callous, barbaric and unjustifiable.
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“He has also called on security agencies in the State to step up surveillance and the people to remain very vigilant about happenings in their areas and report any suspicious persons or movements to the nearest security point or jurisdiction.”
The governor has meanwhile directed hospital authorities at the Sani Abatcha Specialist Hospital in Damaturu, where the injured had been taken for medical attention to provide immediate and free medical attention to victims.
“His Excellency the governor has also reminded people about the need not to relent in prayers for Almighty Allah (SWT) to help restore peace and security in our state and our country,” Bego concluded.
Yobe, located in the north of the country, is one of the states worst affected by the Boko Haram crisis.
- CAJ News