GAIDAM (YOBE) – Gov. Ibrahim Gaidam of Yobe has condemned the recent insurgents’ attacks on Gaidam market, police station, Gaidam Local Government Rest House and private house of the local government chairman
Gaidam made the remark when he paid a sympathy visit to the victims in the town on Monday.
Addressing newsmen shortly after inspecting the Gaidam Central Market, the governor described the attack as “unfortunate, inhuman, unwarranted and ungodly”.
The governor, who hails from Gaidam, said it was unfortunate that the town lost its market to insurgents’ attacks.
He said the state government would do everything possible to assist the victims of the mayhem.
He directed the State Emergency Management Agency to liaise with the officials of the market association with a view to assessing individual losses for the assistance.
Gaidam also directed the agency to provide urgent relief materials to all the victims of the attacks.
The governor also visited Mainesorowa in Niger Republic, where most persons displaced by the attack took refuge.
He was received and conducted round the refugees camp by the prefect (Governor) of Diffa Region, Alhaji Yakuba Usman.
Usman told his Nigerian counterpart that over 4,000 people were offered shelter in the area out of whom 1,385 had been camped and fed by the Government of Niger.
He said 3,000 refugees were staying with friends and relatives in Mainosarowa town.
Usman also said that the President of Niger had directed that the refugees be given proper treatment.
Addressing the victims, Gaidam urged them to regard their plight as an act of God.
He said the state government in collaboration with the security agencies was working hard to provide adequate weapons that would enable the security operatives to counter any attacks by insurgents.
Speaking on behalf of the victims, Malam Aliyu Kabir, thanked the governor for the visit, which he said was a sign of his concern for their predicament. (NAN)