Governors donate N20m to families of victims of Goronyo Market massacre


Bandits killed 43 folk at Goronyo Market within the jap portion of Sokoto Train on Sunday, October 17.

Governors within the Northeast Governor’s Forum on Saturday in Sokoto donated N20 million to pork up families of victims of the October 17 massacre at Goronyo Market in Sokoto Train.

This is contained in a observation issued in Sokoto by Muhammad Bello, Particular Adviser, Media and Publicity to Governor Aminu Tambuwal.

Chairman of the forum, Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno, who made the donation on its behalf, expressed displeasure on the massacre.

“Our arena, namely my speak has in extra than a decade, experienced a form of challenges of insecurity occasioned by Boko Haram insurgency.

“As such we are going to proceed to give priceless counsel to Sokoto Train and other northwest states currently experiencing the scourge of bandits and marauders,’’ he acknowledged.

Mr Zulum, accompanied by Governor Muhammad Yahaya of Gombe Train, condoled with the government and of us of Sokoto Train over the attack.

Responding, Governor Tambuwal applauded the North-east Governor’s Forum for its sort gesture and guaranteed that his administration would avail itself of the wealth of expertise of its counterparts.

He attributed the inflow of marauders into Sokoto Train to defense drive operations in neighbouring Zamfara.

“The Federal Government can also aloof magnify the defense drive operations to other states within the Northwest in focus on in confidence to be distinct lasting resolution to tackle the menace of criminals.2

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“The Federal Government can also aloof also present extra preventing equipment for the protection operatives to enable them to confront and curtail the bandits and other criminals,’’ he acknowledged.

Mr Tambuwal also acknowledged that Sokoto Train had formally written to the Federal Government to suspend the blockade of telecommunications products and companies earlier imposed on 14 local govt areas of the speak.

He acknowledged the name for the rescinding of the blockade grew to change into most valuable in scrutinize of issues expressed by security outfits within the speak that the outage became once affecting the comfy conduct of their operations.

Bandits shot and killed 43 folk at Goronyo Market within the jap portion of Sokoto Train on Sunday, October 17. (NAN)

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