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Published On: Sun, Apr 6th, 2014

Mosque attack: Yobe govt condoles victims, laments facelessness of insurgents

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Yobe Mosque Attack…As NEMA assesses losses

From Uche Uche, Damaturu

Following the recent attack by insurgents in Buni-Gari town, in Gujba local government area of Yobe state, the deputy governor, Engr. Abubakar D. Aliyu has said that the state government is ready to dialogue with the insurgents but regretted that the insurgents has remained faceless.

Engr. Aliyu, who stated this at the weekend, when he paid an on-the-spot visit of places affected by the destruction caused by insurgents in Buni-Gari town, lamented over the continuous attacks and loss of lives and properties in the state.

Speaking while condoling the community who gathered to welcome him, the deputy governor, who said he was sent by the state governor, Alh. Ibrahim Gaidam, who he said is in Mecca, to condole the people, said already, the governor has directed that urgent relief materials be sent to the victims and has equally directed the State Emergency Relief Agency (SEMA) to assess the extent of losses incurred by individuals with the aim of coming up with adequate assistance to be paid to the victims.

Also speaking, the Executive Secretary of SEMA, Alh. Musa Idi said already, some assorted relief materials in two trucks consisting of food items such as rice, maize, and cooking ingredients has been mobilized and sent to the victims immediately after the attack.

He added that staff of the agency and now taking general assessment of losses for better management of the relief ministration for the victims.

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