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Yobe terror victims receive free medical care

08 October 2015, 06:58Augustine Osayande

Abuja - Yobe State Governor, Alhaji Ibrahim Gaidam, has directed that free medical treatment be given to all victims of the Wednesday suicide attack at some locations in Damaturu.

His spokesman, Mallam Abdullahi Bego, expressed condolences and sympathies to families of the victims of the suicide attack.

Some 18 people were killed while more were injured.

“His Excellency Governor Ibrahim Gaidam has expressed his deepest condolences and sympathies to the families of victims of the suicide bombing," Bego said.

"While praying for the repose of the souls of those killed, the Governor has ordered immediate and free medical care for those who sustained injuries in the attack,” Bego said.

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He added that the governor commended the new approach to the fight against the insurgents by the federal government and expressed his confidence that the crisis would soon be over.

“The Governor remains confident that despite these barbaric and unjustified suicide attacks, the Boko Haram insurgency will come to an end soon in view of the  all-hands-on-deck approach adopted by the Federal Government," said Bego.

The Governor commended security agents on the ground in Yobe State for their effort in the general security improvement in the State.

"He  urges them, however, to step up surveillance effort to prevent insurgents and criminals from conducting further attacks,” Bego added.

The State Police Public Relations Officer, Toyin Gbadegesin, confirmed that 18 people were killed and eight wounded in the multiple suicide attack after three suicide bombers detonated their device at different places.

There were two suicide attacks in different places at Buhari Estate while the third one took place at a Fulani settlement behind Zanna Zakariya Housing Estate in Damaturu, the Yobe State capital.

- CAJ News


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