SGF Visits Borno, Adamawa, Condoles With Bomb Victims

bomb victims President Muhammadu Buhari has condoled with the people of Borno State over recent suicide bombings that has left many dead.

Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir David Lawal, led a six man delegation to convey the President’s reaction.

He was received by Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima and other state officials at the government house.

Babachir said President Buhari is saddened by the callous killings of soft targets going on and urged citizens to be vigilant and cooperate with security agencies in fishing out the insurgents living in their communities.

Governor Shettima expressed confidence that the Nigerian Army was winning the war against insurgency, explaining that community and religious leaders were already brainstorming on how to help end the attacks on mosques and public places.

The six man committee also visited victims of the suicide bombings at the Maiduguri General Hospital.

The SGF gave the assurance that the Federal Government would support public health facilities already overstretched by insurgency victims.

SGF Visits Adamawa

The SGF, Babachir David Lawal was also in the Yola on Saturday with the delegation from the Presidency.

He has conveyed the President’s message of sympathy and condolence to the people of Adamawa State.

The SGF who visited both the Yola Specialist Hospital and the Federal Medical Centre Yola described the incident as unfortunate.

He commended Governor Umaru Jibrilla for responding promptly and promised to assist the Adamawa State Government in the treatment of the bomb victims.


25 Poly Students Killed In Yola Mosque Blast

YolaThe Adamawa State Government has said that no fewer than 25 students and staff members of Adamawa State Polytechnic, Yola, were affected in the blast at Jambutu Jumaat mosque on Friday.

The State Commissioner for Higher Education, Mr Hamid Rufai said that four of the 25 students lost their lives while the rest, including two staff members, sustained various degrees of injury.

Mr Rufai added that the affected mosque belongs to the polytechnic community, which is located on the Jambutu campus, about five kilometres away from the main campus.

A federal government delegation led by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Dr Lawal Babachir, has visited Yola to commiserate with government and people of Adamawa.

The team visited government house, Lamido’s palace as well as the state special hospital and Federal Medical Centre to see the patients.