Chief of Defence Staff Visits Northeast After Mubi Terror Attack

Following the terrorist attack at a Mosque in Dazala area of Mubi in Adamawa State in Northeast Nigeria, the Chief of Defence Staff General Abayomi Olonisakinis has started an operational visit of troops fighting the Boko Haram insurgents in the Northeast. Recall that there has been renewed attacks by the sect in the region, especially in Asamawa and Borno with the latest being Tuesday’s mosque attack in Mubi where a reported 50 people died and scores injured.

According to reports, a suicide bomber who had disguised as a fellow Muslim worshiper, blew himself up during early morning prayers at a Mosque in Dazala area of Mubi, causing killing 50 innocent people and injured a good number of others. The defence Chief visited the Military Command and Control Centre, and the Theatre Command of the Operation Lafiya Dole in Maiduguri, Borno State. Theatre Commander Maj. -Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru said “We are to provide first-hand information on the operational activities in the theatre. The visit will avail the Chief of Defence Staff with the opportunity to understand the issues, challenges and how to address them.”

In a related development, the Adamawa State Governor, Alhaji Mohammed Bindow yesterday urged residents to be more security conscious to avert further suicide attacks in the state. He spoke when he visited victims of the Mubi bomb blast at the Federal Medical Centre in Yola where he announced that he would hold a Security Council meeting in order to restore stable and secure environment. The Governor added that he would reach out to the Mubi community and hold a meeting with the traditional rulers and other stakeholders in the area to map out the way forward.

Bindow also condemned the bomb attack, stating that he was saddened by the development. He however assured that the State Government would not relent in its responsibility of providing security to lives and property in Adamawa State.

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