The Governor of Yobe State, Mai Mala-Buni, has directed government hospitals in Geidam and Damaturu to offer free medical services to those who sustained injuries during the “Buhari village” fighter airstrike in Yunusari Local Government Area of the state.
This is contained in a statement issued on Thursday by the State Director-General of Press and Media Affairs, Alhaji Mamman Mohammed.
Mala-Buni also directed the State Emergency Management Agency to provide relief materials to cater to the immediate needs of the families of deceased persons and other members of the community, the News Agency of Nigeria reports.
The governor commiserated with the families of those who lost their lives in the Wednesday airstrike.
He directed his Special Adviser on Security Affairs, Gen. Dahiru Abdulsalan, rtd., to liaise with the Nigeria Air force and the Multi-National Joint Task Force to identify the root cause of the strike. He said, “Government will work closely with the security forces, especially the Nigeria Airforce, to establish what actually happened. This is very important and necessary for us to guard against future occurrences and to safeguard the lives of our people.”
Buni reiterated the commitment of the state government to cooperate with all security agencies to ensure the safety of the people.