By Tobias Lengnan Dapam
As the nation marks another milestone in its journey, Gombe state governor, Ibrahim Gaidam has called on all Nigerians to pray for the country to overcome its security challenges.
Gaidam made the call yesterday in a statement issued by the Special Assistant, Press Affairs and Information, Abdullahi Bego.
He noted that this year’s Democracy Day, like others over the previous years, has come at a time of great concern among many Nigerians about the state of the nation and, in particular, about the state of public safety and security.
“In Yobe state, as in many states in the northeast and around the country, countless people have fallen victim to the senseless and unspeakable violence perpetrated by criminals and insurgents.
“Just a few days ago, some of our law enforcement officials working hard to ensure the maintenance of peace and security were killed in an encounter with Boko Haram insurgents in Buni-Yadi Town of Gujba Local Government area.
“And, like many other incidents before it, Buni-Yadi is once again a reminder of the serious threats posed to our collective security by Boko Haram and the need for the entire country to come together to address them”, the governor said.
He further urged the people of Yobe State to trust in the Almighty God and to continue to pray in homes, mosques and churches for divine deliverance from the myriad challenges that the country is facing.