Communities ask FG to beef up security before April 11 elections in Gombe State

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Kwami (Gombe)- Communities in Kwami Local Government Area of Gombe State have appealed to federal and state governments to beef security before April 11 governorship and state assemblies elections in state.

Some of residents made the appeal in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kwami on Saturday.

Malam Abdullahi Abubakar, a resident, said people were frightened by the disruption of the Presidential and National Assembly elections in some parts of Dukku and Nafada local government areas of the state.

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He said that a lot of people had attempted to run in Kwami when they heard of an attack by gunmen.

Abubakar said that if government did not increase security measures communities would be affected oin future.

Samail Hassan, another resident, said that government and security agencies needed to redouble their efforts on the issue of insurgency.

He called on government to direct the security personnel to clear the gunmen bushes where they were hiding before attacking people.

Malam Umar Baba told NAN that he escaped attack in Dukku and ran to a bush for his safety.

On Feb. 14, gunmen attacked Gombe metropolis and other parts of the state after distributing a message calling on the public not to participate in the general election. (NAN)