The Nigerian Customs Service and the family of the officer slain on Saturday in Geidam by suspected Boko Haram militants have received condolences from Yobe State Governor Mai Mala Buni.
Through his spokesperson, Mamman Mohammed, the governor made a statement on Sunday in which he referred to the attack on the Customs facility and the officer’s death as regrettable and tragic.
“It is regrettable that this awful occurrence strikes us during a period of comparatively calm weather around the state.
“There is no doubt that our brave security personnel have kept a close eye on things to ensure the safety of people and property throughout the state.
But this regrettable incident serves as a reminder for us all to exercise caution and not let the serenity we enjoy fool us or fool us with unexpected events.
“The Yobe State government and people extend their condolences and sympathy to the Nigeria Customs Service, the Controller General, and the family of the slain officer,” added Buni.
He gave his word that his government would remain committed to working with security personnel to enhance the overall relative peace that the State currently enjoys.
Buni prayed for the late officer’s ultimate peace and his family’s strength to endure the irreversible loss.
The governor urged the residents of the state to always give the authorities and security services timely and helpful information on dubious individuals and movements in their neighborhoods.