… Assures of Synergy with DHQ to Tackle Insecurity
Gombe State Governor, Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya, visited the Chief of Defence Staff, General Lucky Irabor at the Defence Headquarters in Abuja in furtherance of his engagements towards ensuring that peace and security continue to prevail in Gombe State.
Governor Yahaya, who spoke to newsmen shortly after the meeting on the comforting role the State is playing towards hosting of Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs from neighbouring states of Borno Yobe and Adamawa, decried the effect of insurgency and its resultant consequences on Gombe state, especially in putting a strain on its ability to adequately deliver essential services to the people.
Governor Inuwa Yahaya observed that the State is beginning to experience the effects of some un-profiled individuals who have relocated to the State to settle.
“Secondly whenever pressure is put on the insurgents in a bit to move they relocate and come up to settle around Gombe that is why we need to do the correct thing by putting up a proper safeguard so that we don’t allow the negative effects of insurgency to come and infiltrate and get settlement in Gombe”.
He said, “given the current dynamics of insecurity, it behoves on all of us to work together to aid our security personnel in the fight against all forms of criminality”.
The Governor said his administration will ensure that the De-radicalization and Rehabilitation camp in the State run by the Nigerian Army for repentant Boko Haram insurgents is given all the necessary support to operate effectively for the benefit of its clients and the people of the State.
On his host’s response to the prayers made, Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya described their engagement as positive and fruitful, saying a window of discussion has been opened for the betterment of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Governor Yahaya was accompanied on the visit by the Senator representing Gombe North, Sen. Saidu Ahmed Alkali, Special Adviser to the Governor on Abuja Liaison, Hon. Usman Aliyu Garry and other aides.