*FG orders security beefed up around markets and places of worship
The Federal Government has expressed shock and outrage at the suicide bomb attacks on a Mosque and a Market in Mubi, Adamawa State, on May 1, 2018.
In a statement signed by the Senior Special Assistant to the Vice-President on Media and Publicity, Laolu Akande, the FG said the desecration of a place of worship by criminals was tragic and condemnable.
The statement added, “Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, expresses condolences to the victims and their families, and to the Government and people of Adamawa State.
“The Vice President has been in touch with the State Governor Bindow Umaru Jibrilla, and has also directed the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) to ensure the speedy and adequate provision of medical supplies and relief materials to the victims.
“He also expresses the gratitude of the Federal Government to the rescue workers and medical personnel who attended to the victims.
“Security agencies have been directed to immediately take steps to beef up security in Mubi and environs, especially markets and places of worship. The agencies are also working to apprehend the criminals behind this act and bring them to justice.”
About 60 persons were killed and 68 others injured when twin-bomb explosions on Tuesday rocked a mosque in Mubi, Adamawa State, while the worshippers were holding the Zuhr (afternoon) prayer.
Eyewitnesses said the death toll was expected to rise from the attacks which have always come from the Boko Haram terror sect. However, the Adamawa Government only confirmed 27 dead and 56 injured from Tuesday’s twin blasts.
The state Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Ahmad Sajoh, made this known in a statement in Yola.
The statement said that the 56 injured persons were on admission in hospital.
Sajoh said the blast occurred in Kasuwan Gwanjo (second hand clothes market) and a mosque within the market.
“While condemning the satanic, cowardly and dastardly act, His Excellency Sen. Mohammed Umar Jibrilla Bindow, the executive Governor of Adamawa State, had ordered the immediate provision of medical supplies and mobilization of medical officers to the general hospital in Mubi.
“In addition, the Adamawa State Emergency Management Agency (ADSEMA) had been ordered to supply food and non-food items to the hospital to cater for victims and victims relations.”