By Ikechukwu Okaforadi
Governor Ibrahim Gaidam of Yobe State has directed free treatment of those affected by the attacks on Potiskum and Katarko areas of the State, even as he condemned in strong terms.
In a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media, Abdullahi Bego, Gaidam, who is currently performing the Umrah (Lesser Hajj) in Saudi Arabia, expressed deep shock and outraged over the loss of lives and the suffering caused by the attacks.
It could be recalled that in the two separate attacks on Katarko and Potiskum towns, about seventeen people were killed and many more injured.
To this end, Gaidam strongly condemned the attacks as senseless, heinous and barbaric and totally unjustifiable.
While praying to Almighty Allah to grant eternal rest to those killed and quick recovery to those who sustained various degrees of injury, the Governor said his thoughts and hearts are with the families affected.
Nevertheless, he called on the people across the state to remain ever more vigilant to happenings around their communities and to promptly report any suspicious persons or objects to security agents.
Gaidam also called for increased cooperation with security agents and more intensive prayers for Almighty Allah to help restore peace in our state and the nation generally.
Meanwhile, he has called on security agencies in the state to continue to do more to nip criminal and insurgent activities in the bud and reiterated his call on the federal government to provide advanced bomb detection and other stealth security equipment to help the security agents on the ground more effectively prevent attacks.