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Yobe govt plans adequate security for May 29

26 May 2015, 21:01

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 term.

"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.

Also read: Buhari to be addressed as President from May 29 

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 country.

Malam Isa Alkali, Umar Kaka and Desmond Okereke, residents of Damaturu, told NAN in separate interviews that they had been praying for the incoming administration.

"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 country.

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. 




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