Abuja - Yobe State Governor, Alhaji Ibrahim Gaidam, has directed hospitals in Potiskum to provide free medical support to victims of the school attack.
His spokesman, Mallam Abdullahi Bego, said such support must resume immediately.
According to Bego, the governor said the state government would also foot the medical bills of some of the victims who have been referred to the Federal Medical Centres in Nguru and Azare.
The governor also directed the State Commissioner of Health to undertake regular review of the conditions of victims and suggest what additional measures might be needed to help them recover.
He said the Monday's bomb attack on a secondary school in Potiskum had left him heartbroken and without enough words to convey his feelings, even as he condemned emergency rule on the state that has increased terrorist attacks rather than reducing it.
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Gaidam requested President to come forward and explain to the people of the Northeast and the entire country the modalities for the continued emergency rule and why it had failed to contain terror.
“(On Monday), our State woke up to very sad and heart-breaking news of a bomb attack on our young students at Government Comprehensive School, Potiskum in which no fewer than 35 students were killed and many more injured,” he said.
At least 47 students died.
He prayed for parents, teachers and families of the innocent victims of the callous and reprehensible attack and called on all people of Yobe State to exercise restraint and continue to pray for the intervention of Almighty Allah.
He assured members of the general public that despite the state of emergency in place, he would continue to do everything within his powers to get the federal government to do more and to continue to offer his administration’s support to all people affected.
– CAJ News