Gov. Buni presents cash support, house to victims of attack on convoy
Story from Sa’adatu MAINA, Damaturu
Yobe State Governor Mai Mala Buni has on Friday presented a house and cash gift to some security personnel who suffered injuries as a result of attack by insurgents along Maiduguri – Damaturu Road on November 18, 2023.
Presenting the gift through the Secretary to the State Government, Baba Malam Wali, Governor Buni commiserated with the affected officers, and prayed for the repose of the soul of one of them that lost his life.
He said the government and people of the Yobe will continue to appreciate and reward gallant security personnel who are making sacrifices for peace to reign in the state.
He urged them to continue the good work, pledging the support of the state Government in all possible ways.
During the presentation ceremony, Mrs Sadiya Mohammed Maina, wife of deceased Police Corporal Mohammed Maina who was killed during the attack, was given N2 million capital to start a business of her choice, and N1 million for settling school fees of her two children.
She and her children were also presented with a house worth N7.5 million in Damaturu, the Yobe State capital.
Some other security personnel who sustained different degrees of injuries during the attack, were given N1 million each.
The presentation of the cheque, which took place at the office of the Secretary to the State Government had in attendance, Gen. Dahiru Abdulsalam, Special Adviser on Security Matters to Yobe State Governor; Alhaji Abdulkarim Mai Umar, Permanent Secretary Administration in the office of the SSG; Alhaji Baba Gaidam Kachalla, Permanent Secretary Political Affairs in the office of the SSG.
Others who attended include Alhaji Yakubu Musa Damagum, Director Security services in the office of the SSG; Alhaji Suma’ila Mai Adamu, DG Bureau of Public Procurement; Chief Security officer, Government House and Commander Police Special Operation, Damaturu, and many other security personnel.
It would be recalled that on Saturday, November 18, 2023, security personnel attached to Government House Damaturu, were injured in an ambush by suspected Boko Haram fighters along Damaturu-Maiduguri highway while returning to the state from Borno.