YOBE, Nigeria – The State Governor, Mai Mala Buni, has called on security agencies to continue to step up efforts to tackle banditry, robbery and other criminal activities in the state and the country in general.
The governor made the call while reacting to the recent deadly attack on the motorcade of Emir of Potaskum, Alhaji Umaru Bubaram ibn Wuriwa Bauya along Kaduna-Zaria highway.
Abdullahi Bego, Commissioner for Information, Home Affairs and Culture, in a statement issued on Thursday, said, “Governor Mai Mala Buni has received with sadness and regret information about an attack by armed bandits and criminals on the motorcade of His Highness the Emir of Pataskum, Alhaji Umaru Bubaram ibn Wuriwa Bauya and other motorists along the Kaduna-Zaria Expressway.
“The attack has caused the death of four of the emir’s staff, including a driver and three courtiers. Many other innocent motorists were also fatally and severely affected.
“His Excellency Governor Buni’s thoughts and prayers are with His Highness the Mai Pataskum, the families of his deceased staff and those who sustained injuries as a result of the callous and criminal attack.
“The governor prays Almighty Allah (SWT) to grant eternal repose to the souls of the departed and give their families the fortitude to bear the loss. He also wishes for those who were injured fast recovery.”
According to the Commissioner Governor Buni then called on security agencies to continue to step up effort to tackle banditry, robbery and other criminal activities and assures them of the continuous support and partnership of the government and people of Yobe State.