ADAMAWA ATTACK: Place Of Worship Desecration Is Tragic - Osinbajo
The victims and families of the tragic suicide bomb attacks in Mubi, Adamawa State, have gotten the attention of the Federal Government.
While several families are mourning the death of at least 27 persons, over 50 others are lying in hospital beds with various degrees of injuries.
Within five minutes, the stories of some persons at a Market in Mubi and a place of worship changed.
Hours after the attack that occurred at about 12:55 p.m. and 12:59 p.m. on Tuesday, the Nigerian government expressed condolences to victims and their families, and to the Government and people of Adamawa State.
The Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, said the government is shocked and outraged by the suicide bomb attacks on a Mosque and Market in Mubi.
"This desecration of a place of worship by criminals is tragic and condemnable," he stressed.
He had reached out to the Governor of the State, Bindow Jibrilla, and directed the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) to ensure the speedy and adequate provision of medical supplies.
He also expresses the gratitude of the Federal Government to the rescue workers and medical personnel.
"Security agencies have been directed to immediately take steps to beef up security in Mubi and environs, especially markets and places of worship.
"The agencies are also working to apprehend the criminals behind this act and bring them to justice," he said.
Governor Jibrilla has asked residents of Mubi who can donate blood to aid victims of the blast needing blood transfusion.
Officials of the state's emergency management agency have been asked to provide supplies to the victims and their families.
The attack is coming amidst military counter-terrorism operation ongoing in the northeast region that has seen over eight years of insurgency perpetrated by Boko Haram which has pledged allegiance to the Islamic State.