By Tom Garba, Yola – The Governor of Adamawa state, Senator Muhammadu Jibrilla Bindow has cautioned the entire citizens of the state especially parents, urging them to warn their children against joining any form of barbaric groups that can lead to terrorism.
Mr. Bindow said this in a program organised by the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) to mark the Independence Day anniversary celebrated in a low-key in the state because of insecurity reasons.
Mr. Bindow made the admonition through his Deputy, Hon Martin Nasir Babale who represented him at the occasion in LCCN cathedral in Yola.
He stressed the resolve of his administration to pursue its vision of reconstruction, rehabilitation and resettlement of the thousands of people who have been ravaged by the attacks of Boko Haram.
“This occasion is celebrated in yet another moment of trials resulting from the dwindling nature of our economy and the unfortunate inhuman attacks of Boko Haram insurgency confronting our dear state and the entire North-East Region, the Governor said, adding that “the low-key celebration calls for sober reflection and more prayers for the state and the nation.
“Brothers and Sisters while we placed our attention on the reconstruction, rehabilitation and resettlement of our people, who have been ravaged by this unfortunate development, His Excellency has directed that in order to move our state forward,we must find a way to prevent our young people from turning into terror and terror activities in the first place,” he added
Babale continued to say that ,the Young people who turn into extremism do not exist in a vacuum they are part and parcel of our communities and families, who have been lured into the fold of Barbaric and Nihilistic organisations, some how, through misguided appeal to their worst fears, expectations and indeed apparent frustration.
He also assured the christian gathering of their commitment to good governance in providing the needs of the people of the state by running an accountable and transparent government.