Buni speaks on Potiskum emir’s attack
From Sani Gazas Chinade, Damaturu
The Yobe State Governor, Mai Mala Buni, has his expressed sadness over the attack on the convoy of the Emir of Potiskum, Umara Bauya along the Kaduna-Zaria Road recently.
In a statement signed by the Yobe State Commissioner for Information, Home Affairs and Culture, Abdullahi Bego, the governor prayed for the families of the deceased to give them strength to bear the loss.
He also called on security operatives to ginger-up and fish out criminals, bandits and robbers in the country.
“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,” the Commissioner said.
“His Excellency, Governor Buni’s thoughts and prayers are with His Highness, the Mai Potaskum, the families of his deceased staff and those who sustained injuries as a result of the callous and criminal attack.
“The governor prayed to Almighty Allah (SWT) to grant eternal repose to the souls of the departed and give their families the fortitude to bear the lost. He also wishes for those who were injured fast recovery.
“His Excellency Governor Buni calls on security agencies to continue to step up efforts 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,” the statement stressed.
The Emir of Fika and Chairman Yobe State Council of Chiefs, Muhammadu Idrissa, in a statement through his Media Assistant, Muhammad Abubakar,
also condemned the attack on the convoy of the Potiskum Emir.
“We are deeply saddened by the news of the gun attack, which was carried out on the convoy of His Highness, Alhaji Umaru Bubaram Ibn
“We once again condemn this heinous gunmen’s attack and wish Allah’s mercy upon those who lost their lives, speedy recovery to the injured and convey our condolences to the Potiskum Emirate Council and entire people,” the monarch said.