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Bauchi to foot medical bills of church blast victims

| June 4, 2012 More

The Bauchi State Government is to foot the medical bills of those injured in Sunday’s explosion in a church in Bauchi metropolis, Governor Isa Yuguda has said.

In a state-wide broadcast on Sunday night to people of the state over the incident, Yuguda commiserated with those affected by the blast.

He said he had received with shock news of the attack, and called on the people of the state to be united, regardless of their ethnic or religious status.

“We should be our brothers’ keepers. Religion should not be a barrier between us, because God created us together, knowing that we have different languages and religions,” the governor said.

Yuguda called on the people to remain calm and go about their normal activities, assuring that government was in control of the situation.

Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Bauchi, Rev. Lawi Pokti, has also called on Christians to remain calm and law-abiding.

In his radio and television address to the Christian community in the state on Sunday night, Pokti pleaded with Christians to leave “vengeance to God’.

“As Christians, we should leave vengeance to God Almighty. It is not about Christians or Moslem, but an act of terrorism that must be fought by all,” he said.

Also, the Chief Imam of Bauchi Central Mosque, Sheikh Bala Babaninna, and the Emir of Bauchi, Rilwanu Adamu, have equally enjoined the people of the state to embrace peace.

They urged them to jointly confront the security challenges facing the state.

Category: Bauchi State News

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