Northern States Governors’ Forum Condemns Gwoza Suicide Attacks

Muhammad Inuwa Yahya

The Chairman of the Northern States Governors’ Forum (NSGF) and Governor of Gombe State, Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya, CON, has expressed deep condolences to the victims, government and people of Borno State following the recent tragic suicide attacks in Gwoza Local Government Area.

Governor Inuwa Yahaya strongly condemned the heinous act, which resulted in the loss of innocent lives and left many injured.

Describing the attack as cowardly, he emphasized that such acts of terror have no place in a peaceful and progressive society. “These cowardly attacks by bloodthirsty terrorists will never break the spirit of the peace-loving people of Northern Nigeria and our great nation,” he declared.

The Governor acknowledged the relentless efforts of the Tinubu Administration in combating terrorism and the pressure being mounted against these criminal elements.

He expressed his firm belief that with sustained efforts and cooperation among security agencies, the menace of terrorism would be effectively curtailed. “We must ensure that our security apparatus is always a step ahead of these terrorists. Enhanced intelligence and proactive measures are vital in preventing such tragic incidents,” he stated.

The Governor also commended the Borno State Government for its swift response and measures taken to stabilize the situation and reassure the affected communities. “Governor Babagana Zulum and his administration have shown exemplary leadership in the face of this tragedy. Their prompt actions have helped in calming the situation and providing immediate relief to the victims,” he said.

Governor Inuwa Yahaya called for collective resilience and unity among the people of Northern Nigeria, saying “We must stand together, undeterred by these acts of terror. Our unity and resolve will ultimately defeat the forces of darkness and ensure lasting peace and security in our region”.

The NSGF Chairman reassured the victims and their families of the support and solidarity of the Northern States Governors’ Forum, stating “Our hearts go out to the victims and their families. The NSGF stands united in solidarity with you and remains committed to working collaboratively with all stakeholders to ensure peace and stability prevail across the region and the nation in general”.