Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe State has commended the Nigerian Military for their gallantry to counteract the attempt by the Boko Haram insurgents to infiltrate Damaturu, the state capital on Sunday.
In a statement signed by the state Commissioner for Information, Home Affairs and Culture, Abdullahi Bego, stated that the governor paid tribute to the security forces for the sustained onslaught against the insurgents.
According to the governor, military’s gallantry denied the insurgents a chance to conduct their campaign of terrorist violence in Damaturu.
“His Excellency notes that the effort to prevent and thwart Boko Haram violence must remain sustained and deepened and must necessarily remain an all-hands-on-deck affair.
“The governor calls on people in Damaturu and across the state to remain calm and resilient and to continue to pray for improved peace and security.
“The governor specifically urges Imams and other religious leaders to intensify prayers in their mosques and places of worship for divine intervention in the security situation in the state and the country.
“His Excellency Governor Buni also urges people to continue to support the effort of the military and other security forces by providing any information they may have on any suspicious movements or activity,” the statement read in part.
“His Excellency the governor, who is currently in Saudi Arabia for the Umrah, has also observed, along with numerous other people, special prayers for Almighty Allah (SWT) to protect the people of Yobe State and the rest of the country from the evils of terrorists, insurgents and other criminals,” the statement added.