Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe State has demonstrated compassion by approving a substantial donation for the family of Cpl. Mohammed Maina, a police officer who lost his life while defending the governor’s convoy from a suspected Boko Haram ambush on the Maiduguri-Damaturu road.
According to a statement from Mamman Mohammed, the Director-General of Press and Media Affairs for Governor Buni, the governor has sanctioned the donation of a house valued at ₦7.5 million to the bereaved family. Additionally, a sum of ₦3 million has been allocated to address their immediate needs, including the payment of school fees for the deceased officer’s children.
Governor Buni has also shown solidarity with the six other security personnel injured in the attack by approving ₦1 million for each individual, along with an extra ₦2 million to cover their medical expenses. The affected families have also received support in the form of food items.
During a presentation of the assistance to the family of the deceased policeman, the Emir of Damaturu, His Royal Highness Alhaji Shehu Hashim II Ibn Umar El-kanemi, accompanied by the Special Adviser on Religious Affairs to the Governor, Babagana Malam Kyari, expressed condolences and prayed for the repose of Mohammed Maina’s soul. The Emir urged the family to find solace in accepting the officer’s demise as the will of Allah at His appointed time.