From Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, has condemned in strong terms the unprovoked and unwarranted attack in Dabna and other surrounding villages in Hong Local Government Area of Adamawa State by unknown gunmen in which 18 persons were feared killed in the early hours of Wednesday.
According to a statement by Director of Information, Willie Bassey, Mustapha described Dabna as a peace-loving community made up of peasant farmers and other artisans who eke out their living through farm work and would not warrant any attack by mindless and godless persons.
He called on the people to remain calm and be vigilant while security services are doing their best to provide security to the people in the area.
Mustapha assured that the Federal Government will provide succour to the affected people and called on emergency agencies to come to the aid of those affected by the attack.
He commiserated with the Government and people of Adamawa state and families of those who lost their loved ones and prayed to God to give them the fortitude to bear the loss.