No less than three individuals have been confirmed lifeless following an invasion by bandits on Thursday in Amtawalam and Pobawure communities in Billiri Native Authorities Space of Gombe State.
Talking throughout an evaluation go to to the scene of the incident on Friday, the Governor of Gombe State, Muhammadu Yahaya, condemned the killings and destruction of meals objects.
The governor described the attackers as ‘bandits and cattle rustlers’, stressing that his authorities won’t tolerate actions which will trigger chaos.
Based on Yahaya, the assault may very well be a spiraling impact of the violence in Plateau and Bauchi states.
“We now have come to see for ourselves the extent of destruction and lives misplaced on account of the assaults by bandits, herdsmen in these two communities of Amtawalam and Pobawure.
“It’s actually very disheartening due to the peaceable nature of our place and we stay in peace. It looks like a spiraling impact of the actions of bandits in Bauchi and Plateau states coming to our Gombe state,” Yahaya stated.
He disclosed that he ordered the quick institution of a police station, whereas stressing the significance of neighborhood participation in sustaining safety.
He added: “I’ve ordered the institution of a police station with related safety businesses to come back and produce safety, legislation and order to this place and I’ll be sure that by the grace of God that we take the required steps to guard the lives and property of the individuals who know very effectively that Gombe is a peaceable state. .”
“Group policing is important. We’ll be sure that neighborhood policing is finished not solely right here however throughout the state, figuring out full effectively that we have now our tools like GOSTEC, vigilantes and different businesses, we are going to all come collectively and we are going to succeed.”
On his half, the Commissioner of Police, Oqua Etim, disclosed that the robbers got here to destroy agricultural produce, including “they particularly got here to destroy their agricultural produce and they didn’t steal something. We’re on high of the scenario and that’s the reason we’re right here the second His Excellency acquired the information that he gave directives that we’re on the bottom guaranteeing legislation and order.”
Etim disclosed that the assault was devoid of politics, stressing that it’s mere crime which the command together with different safety businesses won’t permit to fester.
He stated: “This has nothing to do with politics. So we have to separate politics from crime and politics goes easily. Three causalities; A 90-year-old man was burned, and his two younger folks had been savagely killed, and we recorded two to a few accidents.”