Prof. Zulum Visits Victims Of Borno Bomb Blast
By Madu Mohammed, Maiduguri 17/6/2019
At least thirty persons were, while 42 others sustained various degree of injuries when three suicide bners detonated their person.borne Improvised Explosive Device (IEDs) near viewing centre in Mandarari ward of konduga town, the headquarters of Koduga local government area of Borno state.
Konduga is about 25 kilometers away from Maiduguri, the Borno state capital and was severally attacked my the Book.Haram insurgents, where they were successfully repelled by the military.
Comfirming the attack, the Borno State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) on Monday said 30 persons lost thier lives while 42 others were injured when three suicide bombers detonated Improvised Explossive Device (IED) in Mandarari community of Konduga Local government area of the state.
The Director Search, Rescue and Operations of the SEMA, , Alh Usman Kachalla.who disclosed this to news men when he visited the scene of the attack on Monday, said the incident occured around 8pm on Sunday.
According to him. the three suicide bombers, comprising two females and a male, detonated the IEDs in a local tea joint and film center in the community.
He said that about 17 persons died instantly during the attack while the, a death toll itose to 30 on Monday as a result of lack of immediate medical attention and drug’s.
Lamenting thatt his staff could not reach the spot of the incident on Sunday evening when the incident ocvued, as a result if the clisure of the road by the military and that the hospital in Konduga did not have enough facilities to handle the situation.
Alh Kachallah said “When me and my team arrived Konduga early this morning, the military prevented us from gaining access to the community to assist the victims.They told us they were given order from above not to open the road untill 9am,”
Daily Hint correspondent who visited the scene of the attacks report s that dozens of the wounded victims were seen being conveyed in pick-up vans by relations to hospitals in Maiduguri, the state capital, a distance of about 80 km from their town.
A resident of the area,, Abdullahi Garba, said ” the suicide bombers initially wanted to attack a viewing centre but were sent way where the end up attacking a tea vendor place and night market. it is unfortunate welost 30 people, while iber 40 injured in the attack including my junior brother was killed.
He said “initially 15 people were killed instantly but due lack of medical equipment and facilities the dead toll rose to 30, over 40 others injured.
Governor, Babagana Umara of Birno state has visited the victims of the Konduga suicide bomb bast, where he directed that government will
Briefing the governor, the Director Rescue and Operations, Alhaji Usman Kachalla told the Governor, that 30 people were killed, while 38 injured and were rushed to the State Specialist Hospital 17 out of them were discharged, whilethree e were referred to the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital.
He said ” the incident ovcured at about 9;099 pm in Sunday. We trued to give immediate attention but we were prevented by the military unyill early this morning. Must if the dead toll wereasa result of lack of prompt inventions,ad the hospital in Konduga lacjd facility and drugs”.
While commebding ICRC for putting up the centre for the tratmebt of victims if blast , the Borno state Governor, rof. Babagana Umara directed the Permanent secretary ministry for health to immediate fubush him with the requirement for exoabdiing the centre to avoid congestion in the facilities
Sympathies with the victims, Prof Umara said the government will pay all their medical bills and prayed that Alah will forgive the sums if those list their Ives and quick recovery to those immured.
Gov. Buni Commiserates With Victims of Gujba Attack
Gov. Buni commiserates with victims of Gujba attack
By Chullu Modu, Damaturu
Yobe state Governor, Hon. Mai Mala Buni, has commiserated with the families of the victims of the Gujba attack.
The Governor described the victims as heroes who laid their lives in defence of their country.
“The government and people of Yobe state commiserate with the families of the brave securitymen who lost their lives in the attack.
“The sacrifice made by these brave heroes shall never be in vain” assured.
” Government will not be deterred by such attacks from executing programmes and policies in the interest of the people of the state” he said.
The governor assured his administration’s commitment to always work together with security agencies to safeguard lives and property of the citizenry.
Gov. Buni Commiserates With Emir Of Fika Over Fire Outburst
Gov. Buni commiserates with Emir of Fika over Fire Outburst
His Excellency, Hon. Mai Mala Buni, The Executive Governor of Yobe state, has on Monday commiserated with the Emir of Fika and Chairman Yobe state Council of chiefs, Alh. Muhammadu Abbali ibn Muhammadu Idrisa, over unfortunate fire incident at the Palace.
Governor Buni described the fire inferno that consumed a chamber at the Palace as a great loss to the emir, the Emirate and the state.
“l am deeply saddened by the sad news of the fire incident today at the palace of His Highness, the Emir of Fika.
“However, we are all consoled and give thanks to Almighty Allah that no life was lost nor injuries recorded” he said.
The governor asked the Emir to have faith that this was destined to happen at this moment and prayed that it never happen again.
Governor Buni also prayed to God to replenish assets lost to the fire outburst
Democracy Day: Borno NUJ Applaud Governor Zulum For Executing 556 Projects in 741 Days
Democracy Day: Borno NUJ applauds Governor Zulum for executing 556 projects in 741 days
By Madu Mohammed, Maiduguri
The Borno state chapter of the Nigeria Union of Journalists NUJ had applauded the Borno State Government under the leadership of Governor Babagana Umara Zulum for executing 556 projects within 741 days in office.
The NUJ in a statement jointly signed by its chairman Bulama Talba and it’s Secretary, Mohammed Ibrahim said ‘”indeed this feat has no doubt justified the NUJ award in 2019 conferred on Governor Zulum as the Most Promising First Time Governor in the Country as well as other awards and recognitions within and outside Borno State due to the numerous peoples oriented projects on the ground.”
“As the Government and citizens celebrate democracy day the Union salutes their courage and resilience as well as never dying spirit which has gradually contributed to the restoration of peace in more communities with sustained programmes and prayers that should be further complemented with useful information to security operatives whom we expect to deal a final blow to end the insurgency bedevilling our dear state, the union stated.
The NUJ said “we appeal to the State Government to see reason to improve the processes of resettlement of IDPs to their original communities as well as the review the cases of local government civil servants affected by the ongoing verification by re-engaging them.”
The statement further said “We remind the public to be rest assured that all of the working journalists in Borno State remain ever dedicated to continuously push our pen to promote the interests and image of the State towards the full revival of its glory by the will of the Almighty Allah, Happy democracy day.’,
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