Damaturu - The Yobe Government said it had
put in place adequate security arrangements for the inauguration of Gov.
Ibrahim Gaidam and his Deputy, Abubakar Aliyu, on Friday.
Alhaji Goni Fika, the state Commissioner for Information,
said this on Tuesday in Damaturu while addressing a news conference.
Fika, who is the Chairman, Publicity Sub-committee for the
occasion, said several committees had been set up to ensure a hitch-free
inauguration of the governor and his deputy, who were elected for a second
"All necessary security arrangements have been put in place
to ensure security of lives and property of the citizens at all venues of the
event,’’ he said.
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Meanwhile, a two-day special prayer is to be offered by 100
clerics for peaceful coexistence in the state and the country.
It is reported that a
cross-section of people of the state have also been praying for security in the
Malam Isa Alkali, Umar Kaka and Desmond Okereke, residents
of Damaturu, told NAN in separate interviews that they had been praying for the
"Peace and security should be the first on the priority
list of the incoming Buhari administration because nothing can be achieved
without peace,’’ Kaka said.
It is also reported that the "Jamaatul Izalatul Bidiah Wa
Ikhamatus Sunnah" (JIBWIS) Islamic organisation, recently organised a
three-day special prayer and Quaranic recitation for peace and security in the
Ustaz Babagana Kyari, Deputy Leader of the body, urged
leaders to sympathise with their followers, and asked the followers to respect
and pray for the leaders.