Yobe state Governor Hon. Mai Mala Buni has directed the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) to provide emergency support and take stock of destructions from the Boko Haram attack on Geidam town on Wednesday.
Buni who commiserated with the people of Geidam, described the attack as most unfortunate.
“The attack came at a time when there is a general improvement in peace and security across the state.
“The general improvement in security and support provided by the government has given our people the opportunity to gradually resettle and reclaim their means of livelihood,” he said.
According to the governor, the attack would not deter the government in its efforts to rebuild, reconstruct and rehabilitate communities initially destroyed by the insurgency.
The governor commended the people of the state for their resilience and determination to rebuild their lives and move forward.
He added that “The government and people of Yobe state would continue to partner with the security agencies for the full return of peace and security across the state” he assured.
Meanwhile, SEMA officials have arrived Geidam and taking stock of the destructions on private and public properties.
SEMA Executive Secretary, Dr Mohammed Goje, said the agency had commenced stock-taking of the damages caused by the attack.
“In line with the directives of His Excellency the Executive Governor of Yobe State Hon. Mai Mala Buni, l am leading the team to Geidam to assess the situation and see areas in need of immediate intervention to provide succour to the people” Goje said.