By Sani Gazas Chinade, Damaturu
The Executive Governor of Yobe State Hon. Mai Mala Buni 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 Nov.18, 2023.
In a press statement signed by the press secretary to the SSG Shuaibu Abdullahi said when Presenting the gift, the Governor who’s represented by the Secretary to the State Government, Baba Malam Wali mni, said, the Governor 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 sacrifice for peace to reign in the state.
He urged them to continue the good work, pledging the support of the state Government in whatever way possible.
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 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 the Executive Governor of Yobe State; 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, Nov. 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.