Government refutes text messages that Yobe is ‘boiling’

Channels Television  
Updated June 19, 2012
The Yobe State Governor, Ibrahim Gaidam

The Yobe state government on Tuesday urge people of the state to discountenance a false text message been circulated across the state and beyond to cause disaffection between followers of different religion in the state.

A statement signed by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Press Affairs and Information said a text message is being circulated in the State that members of the Christian Community were being ‘attacked’, and that Yobe was ‘boiling’ following the incident between security agents and members of the Boko Haram in the State capital on Monday.

The release described the entire content of the text being circulated as false, misleading, mischievous and unfounded.

The unfortunate incident in the town on Monday according to the statement affected all residents regardless of religious inclination but as everyone knows members of the security forces were able to repel the attack and restore law and order.

The Yobe State Government, the statement said, calls on people to discountenance the said text message and any similar false messages and to continue to live peacefully with one another.

The statement further urged both Muslims and Christians in the State to continue to pray to the Almighty God to restore peace and security in Yobe State and the nation in general.