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Yobe terror: Gaidam seeks divine intervention

25 September 2013, 07:32Augustine Osayande

Abuja - Yobe State governor, Ibrahim Gaidam, was hopeful divine intervention would end the reign of terror by the Boko Haram sect mostly in the northern region of the country.

Speaking at Buni-Yadi, headquarters of Gujba Local Government on inspection of public facilities destroyed by the insurgents, Gaidam said both Christians and Muslims had continued to pray for God's intervention in the insurgency that has led to the deaths of thousands in the last four years.

He expressed optimism God would "answer" the prayers.

His comments come days after suspected members of Boko Haram insurgents attacked the town of Buni-Yadi in Yobe, killing at three people.

The local government education office, fire service unit, resident of the Divisional Police Officer, a police station and a residential quarter were among the structures burnt down.

The governor described the attack in Buni-Yadi as "callous and barbaric."

He sympathized with the affected members of the community and commended the security agencies in the state for efforts to fight insurgency and other crimes in the area.

- CAJ News


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