The Governor of Yobe State, Hon.Mai Mala Buni, commiserated with the families of the victims of the Gujba attack, describing the victims as heroes who laid their lives in defense of the country.
the governor in his speech said;
“The government and people of Yobe State commiserate with the families of the brave security men who lost their lives in the attack. The sacrifice made by these brave heroes shall never be in vain,Government will not be deterred by such attacks from executing programmes and policies in the interest of the people of the state”
Speaking further, the governor assured the people of the state of his administration’s commitment to always working together with security agencies to safeguard lives and property of the citizenry.
Some residents told Channels Television that insurgents stormed the community on Thursday in a van and drove straight to a company constructing the 40 Kilometer Gujba-Mutai road, killing two mobile police officers and one member of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) before burning down the heavy-duty machines on the site.
Residents also noted that the attackers stayed on the scene for hours unconfronted before returning to the bush.