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  • Updated: November 10, 2023

Yobe governor seeks surveillance support against terrorists' attacks

Yobe governor seeks surveillance support against terrorists'

The Governor of Yobe State, Mai Mala Buni, has sought air surveillance support from the Nigerian Air Force against terrorist attacks in parts of the state.

The governor made the call late Thursday when he visited the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshall Hassan Abubakar.

The governor's visit was to discuss areas of improvement on aerial patrol to improve security across the state.

Governor Buni said the recent attacks by Boko Haram terrorists on border communities of the state necessitated the call for improved surveillance.

He added that the state shares local and international borders with Nigerian states and Niger Republic, making aerial patrol of the state necessary for improved security.

"This is so because the gunmen who recently attacked the border villages infiltrated into the state from outside to attack the villages," Governor Buni said. 

Mamman Mohammed, the governor's spokesperson, made this known in a statement on Friday.

According to Mohammed, Governor Buni assured of his administration's commitment to partner security agencies to enhance the security of the state.

"Governor Buni urged the people of the state to cooperate with the security agencies, and report suspicious persons and movements in their localities for proactive action," Mohammed said. 

On his part, the Chief of Air Staff assured that the force remains committed to safeguarding the lives and property of every Nigerian.

He said the Nigeria Airforce has upscaled its operations in the state and the Northeast in general, to improve security in the area.

He also called on the people to cooperate with the security operatives for a collective and pragmatic approach to possible security challenges in their communities.

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