Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has given assurance of the Federal Government’s resolve and commitment to stamp out the raging activities of the dreaded Boko Haram insurgents in the country.
Osinbajo stated this in Gombe during a condolence visit to the people of the state and families of those that lost their loved ones to Thursday’s Gombe central market twin blasts which killed no fewer than 50 people.
The vice president also visited the Federal Teaching Hospital Gombe, to see the victims of the blast, as well as the scene of the blast.
Osinbajo said: “The incident is unfortunate; we are convinced we are going to stamp out insurgency in the country.
“This morning when we paid the President Sallah homage, he asked me to come to Gombe to commiserate with the people, the Emir and Governor over the terrible incident that happened.
“He said I should let them know that we are with them; we heard about the death of men, women and children and we feel your pains.
“People should be rejoicing in celebration of Sallah but instead they are mourning; it is unfortunate.”
The V-P who said it was the duty of the government to protect the lives and properties of the citizenry, saluted the courage of the people of the state who had since returned to the market despite the tragedy.
He added: “I salute the braveness of Gombe people who, in spite of the unfortunate incident, they are still in the market.
“This is because they know, it is only God that can protect them, men can only do their best.’’
Gombe State Governor, Ibrahim Dankwambo, in a brief remark, thanked Osinbajo for the visit, adding that the people of Gombe State were highly honoured by the visit.