Yobe governor, Buni reacts to airstrike on Buhari’s village

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Yobe State Governor, Mai Mala Buni has reacted to Wednesday’s airstrike on President Muhammadu Buhari’ village in Yunusari Local Government Area of the State following a mistaken target saga.

It would be recalled that over nine people were reportedly killed in the incident while several villagers sustained various degrees of injuries.

Speaking in a statement, Buni commiserated with families of those who lost their lives in the ‘unfortunate’ airstrike, adding that the government will join hands with the security agencies to unravel the root cause of the incident.

The Governor in the statement through his Spokesman, Mamman Mohammed, directed his Special Adviser on Security Affairs, to liaise with the Nigeria Air Force and the Multinational Joint Task Force, to look into the unfortunate airstrike.

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He assured that the government will work closely with the security forces especially the Nigeria Air Force to establish what actually happened.

“This is very important and necessary for us to guard against future occurrence and to safeguard the lives of our people,” Buni said.

The Governor also assured the preparedness of his administration to work with all security forces to ensure the safety of the state.

Meanwhile, Governor Mai Mala Buni has directed government hospitals in Geidam and Damaturu to offer free medical services to those who sustained injuries from the airstrike.

Similarly, the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) has been directed to provide relief materials to cater for the immediate needs of the families of the deceased persons and other members of the community.