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Governor condemns deadly religious assault in Yobe

04 November 2014, 07:59Augustine Osayande

Abuja - Yobe State Governor, Alhaji Ibrahim Gaidam, has condemned the attack on a Shia religious ceremony in Potiskum.

He described the suicide bombing on the procession as “heinous, barbaric and unwarranted.”

The governor, in a Statement by his media aide, Mallam Abdullahi Bego, said it was regrettable that the attack came at a time peace WAS generally returning to the state.

He said he was informed of “an attack in Potiskum town on Monday during an annual procession of members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria marking Ashurah.”

“Those behind the attack are criminals who want to fan the embers of religious discord.”

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He called on all the people of the state to remain calm and vigilant and prayed for the repose of those killed in the attack and the quick recovery to those who have sustained injuries.

The governor also directed government hospitals in the area to provide immediate medical treatment to all victims of the attack free of charge.

A suicide bomber recently lurched into a procession of Shiites Muslims celebrating the annual Ashurah, the tenth Day of Muharram 1436 celebration.

Confirming the attack, the State Commissioner of Police, Markus Danladi, confirmed the deadly attack that injured five people.

“The blast killed three members of the Muslim brotherhood plus the bomber given a casualty figure of four. But before we get to the scene, the group has evacuated the bodies of those affected by the blast,” Danladi said.

– CAJ News


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