By Usman Gwadabe
Kebbi State Governor , Senator Abubakar Atiku Bagudu has attended special prayers for restoration of peace and for victims of the recent bandits’ attack in Zuru Emirate.
The Governor accompanied by Secretary to the State Government, Babale Umar Yauri, Acting Head of Service Alhaji Sufyanu Garba Bena, Special Adviser on Security, Colonel , Garba Rabiu Kamba (rtd), Alhaji Haruna Maitandu, the overseer of Kebbi Pilgrims Welfare Agency and some Commissioners offered two rakaats Jumuat Prayer at the Central Mosque of the 1 Battalion Dukku Barracks , Birnin Kebbi.
A statement issued by Yahaya Sarki, the Special Adviser on Media to the Governor Bagudu, yesterday said the governor shortly after the completion of the Jumu’at Prayer , said he was in the Barracks to offer his condolence and at the same time take part in special prayers for the victims of bandits attack, the gallant soldiers and vigilantes who lost their lives.
Bagudu also sympathised with the families who lost their loved ones and those who sustained various degrees of injuries, wishing them quick recovery.
In a sober voice, Bagudu said: “We are here on a very sad note to commiserate with each other, on the challenges in the last few days among others, a number of the security personnel lost their lives. Therefore, on behalf of the Government and people of Kebbi state, we offer our condolences and pray for those who lost their lives.
“As Muslims and Christians we all believe in destiny. The recent happenings is destined by God, we pray that God will avert future occurrence .
“We fervently pray for the repose of the souls who died and once again sympathised with their families.
” We pray for restoration of lasting peace and tranquility to Kebbi and Nigeria at large’, he prayed.
He urged people to demonstrate sympathy to the families of the deceased by assisting particularly widows and orphans within their midst.
The Progressives Governors’Forum Chairman assured that security agencies under the watch of President Muhammadu Buhari would restore peace to troubled areas in Nigeria.
Earlier in his sermon , the Chief Imam of Dukku Barracks Central Mosque, Imam Mukhtar Muhammad offered special prayers for peace in the country as well as for all those who died in the recent bandits attack in Kanya of Danko Wasagu Local Government Area.