Insecurity: Nigeria Needs Prayer, Says Gaidam
SAN FRANCISCO, May 28, (THEWILL) â€' The Yobe State governor, Alhaji Ibrahim Gaidam, Wednesday, declared that only prayer could save the country from the current insecurity challenges being experienced.
Gaidam made the declaration in a message to the people of Yobe State to mark this year's Democracy Day, saying this celebration has come like others over the previous years, a time of great concern among many Nigerians about the state of the nation and, in particular, about the state of public safety and security.
According to Gaidam, 'In Yobe State, as in many states in the North-east and around the country, countless people have fallen victim to the senseless and unspeakable violence perpetrated by criminals and insurgents.
'Just a few days ago, some of our law enforcement officials working hard to ensure the maintenance of peace and security were killed in an encounter with Boko Haram insurgents in Buni-Yadi town of Gujba Local Government Area.'
Expressing condolences to the families of those killed in the service of their fatherland, Gaidam said this was a great loss to the country and his thoughts and that of his government were with the bereaved . According to the governor, 'And, like many other incidents before it, Buni-Yadi is once again a reminder of the serious threats posed to our collective security by Boko Haram and the need for the entire country to come together to address them.'
He therefore urged the people of Yobe State to trust in the Almighty God and to continue to pray in homes, mosques and churches for divine deliverance from 'the myriad of challenges that we face as a nation.'
The governor also called on Nigerians not to 'waver in their support for our security and law enforcement agents. With prayers, support to security agents and communal vigilance, the prevailing security challenges will be met and addressed.'
He however assured his people that in spite of the security challenges, his administration will remain focused on its goal of improving their living standards by building on the modest progress that has been made so far in the areas of healthcare delivery, education, housing, roads construction, agriculture and youth and women empowerment, amongst others.