The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, on Friday
said the Federal Government was committed to
stamping out the activities of insurgents in the
Osinbajo said this in Gombe when he paid a
condolence visit to families that lost their loved one
to the Gombe central market twin blasts on
Osinbajo, “The incident is unfortunate; we are
convinced we are going to stamp out insurgency in
the country,” he said.
Osinbajo said he was directed by President
Mohammadu Buhari, to commiserate with the
people of Gombe over the incident.
“This morning when we paid the President Sallah
homage, he asked me to come to Gombe to
commiserate with the people, the Emir and
governor of Gombe over the terrible incident that
“He said I should let them know that we are with
them; we heard about the death of men, women
and children and we feel your pains.
“People should be rejoicing in celebration of Sallah
but instead they are mourning; it is unfortunate,”
he said. Osinbajo said it was the duty of the
government to protect the lives and properties of
“I salute the braveness of Gombe people. In spite
of the unfortunate incident they are still in the
“This is because they know, it is only God that can
protect them, men can only do their best,” he said.
Governor Dankwambo, in his speech, thanked the
Osinbajo for the visit, adding that the people of
Gombe State were highly honoured with the
The Emir of Gombe, Alhaji Abubakar Shehu, also
thanked the vice president for the visit.
He said the visit did not come to him as surprise
considering the love Buhari and Osinbajo had for
Gombe people and the entire north east.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that, the vice
president visited the Federal Teaching Hospital
Gombe, to see the victims of the blast.
He also visited the scene of the blast and some
It would be recalled that a twin blasts at Gombe
central market on Thursday claimed over 50 lives
and left many people wounded.
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