Governor Mai Mala-Buni of Yobe has directed government hospitals in Geidam and Damaturu to offer free treatment to residents wounded after the Nigerian Air Force airstrike killed many in Yunusari local government area.
Yunusari, which shares an international border with the Niger Republic, has an area of 3,790 km2 and a population of 125,821 according to the 2006 census.
This is contained in a statement by Mr Buni’s spokesman, Mamman Mohammed, in Damaturu.
The governor also 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 governor commiserated with the families of those who lost their lives in the Wednesday airstrikes, directing his Special Adviser on Security Affairs, Dahiru Abdulsalan, to liaise with the Nigerian Air force and the MNJTF to identify the root cause of the strike.
“Government will work closely with the security forces, especially the Nigerian Air Force to establish what actually happened. This is very important and necessary for us to guard against future occurrences and to safeguard the lives of our people,” the governor said.
Mr Buni reiterated the commitment of the state government to cooperate with all security agencies to ensure the safety of the people.