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