HON. BUBA RE- ITERATES CONDEMNATION OF VARIOUS ATTACKS ON CONSTITUENCY …Provides Relief Materials During Personal Visits and Calls for Peaceful Co- existence Among Ethnic Groups. In demonstration of part of his campaign promises to always be a source of strength and support for members of his Constituency, Member representing Gombi/ Hong Federal Constituency, Rt. Hon. Yusuf Buba Yakub, has since Thursday this week taken advantage of the short recess of the House of Representatives to visit and sympathise with victims of various attacks in his Constituency. The lawmaker, who arrived Holma in the Hong Local Government Area part of his Constituency, Friday,took time to commiserate with victims of recent herdsmen attacks in the area. He reminded the people of the activities of Government in trying to put to a perpetual end the issues that,usually, lead to farmer- herder clashes,while suing for the need to maintain peace among various ethnic groups living together over the years. Rt. Hon. Buba,while maintaining the fact that the people had a role to play in the peace and security network in the area,also,called for constant vigilance and the need to observe early- warning signs of attacks before they happen. He said the security agencies could do but little if the people failed to be involved in providing such intelligence as strange movements and new faces among them in various communities. He again used the opportunity to re- iterate his call for a joint security partnership between the military and the local hunters and vigilante groups in the area to finally put to an end all the cases of violence bedevilling his people. The Gombi/ Hong Rep.,who is also Chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, who used the occasion to pray against any future attacks,including loss of lives and property, also donated several bags of foodstuff and other relief materials to victims of the attacks in the area. Meanwhile, several items and assorted relief materials have begun to arrive Garkida town that was recently hit by the Boko Haram insurgents penultimate weekend. The above are coming from the Northeast Development Commission and other interventionist Agencies of Government in quick response to a Motion of Urgent National Importance moved by Rt. Hon. Buba during the House Plenary last week on the need to provide emergency relief materials,relocate and provide for victims of the recent Garkida insurgency attacks. Recall that, alongside the Senator representing the Zone,Sen. Binani,Rt. Hon. Buba had last week also, preparatory to his personal visit, sent a high- powered delegation to visit various leaders, including community leaders of various communities affected by the aforementioned insurgency attacks in Garkida and its environs. The present visit ,in which the lawmaker is being accompanied by some other leaders in his Constituency, including members of the Yusuf Captain Buba Campaign Organisation,will lead to other parts of the Constituency and has been hailed by Constituents as yet again a very deft political masterstroke that is aimed at justifying the confidence reposed in the renowned philanthropist and entrepreneur turned- politician,who has in the last five years as lawmaker representing the Constituency in the National Assembly,provided outstanding leadership and democracy dividends for his people. Nkem Anyata- Lafia Special Adviser to Rt. Hon. Buba on Media and Public Affairs. March 7,2020.

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