By Sam Kayode
Yobe state Governor Mai Mala Buni, has commiserated with families of those who lost their lives in the unfortunate Air strike on Buhari village in Yunusari local government area of the state.
Governor said that although it could have been an accident or mistaken target, his government will join hands with the security agencies to unravel the root cause of the incident.
In a release by his Dg media, Mamman Mohammed, Buni directed his Special Adviser on Security Affairs, to liaise with the Nigerian Airforce and the Multi National Joint Task Force, to look into the unfortunate Air strike in Buhari village which claimed 10 lives.
“Government will work closely with the security forces especially the Nigerian Air Force to establish what actually happened” Governor Buni assured residents.
“It is very important and necessary for us to guard against future occurence and to safeguard the lives of our people,” he stressed.
Governor Buni also assured of the preparedness of his administration to work with all security forces to ensure the safety of the state accordingly.
To ameliorate the pains of those affected, the governor directed government hospitals in Geidam and Damaturu to offer free medical services to those who sustained injuries from the unfortunate air strike of yesterday morning.
He equally directed the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) to provide relief materials to cater for the immediate needs of the families of the deceased persons and other members of the community.
The sad mistake is said to have occurred when drones controlled by the Airforce of Nigér Republic were said to have strayed into the Nigerian Air space targeting insurgents believed to have escaped from that country.
Nigeria has a pact with Niger, Chad and Cameroon in which troops of the Multi national Joint Task Forces MNJTF can track insurgents within the entire lake Chad to restore peace and sanity.