Gombe State governor orders completion of unfinished structures in fire-hit Mobile Police Barrack

Gombe State Deputy Governor, Manasseh Daniel Jatau, accompanied by some government officials during an inspection of a burnt block at the Mobile Police Barracks Kwami, Gombe State.

By Williams Ago, Gombe

Gombe State's Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has directed the prompt conclusion of simple constructions within the 34 Mobile Police Barracks in Kwami, following a recent fire outbreak that damaged a section of buildings. 

The governor's directive came as part of an official visit, where he was represented by a senior government delegation headed by the state deputy governor, Dr. Manasseh Daniel Jatau.

In addition to ordering the completion of shelters, Governor Yahaya presented a cash donation of N2.6 million alongside essential supplies to alleviate the impact of the disaster on affected residents. 

This gesture is aimed at providing much-needed support to those whose lives have been disrupted due to the unfortunate event.

This initiative demonstrates the commitment of the Gombe State Government towards ensuring the wellbeing of its citizens and supporting the Nigerian police force in maintaining peace and security across the region.

Presenting the donations to the 26 affected families, whose properties were completely destroyed by the inferno, the deputy governor lamented over the devastating effect of the fire, especially at a time of economic hardship.

Dr. Jatau said Governor Yahaya and the entire administration felt deeply touched by the unfortunate incident and has directed the delegation to identify with the victims by visiting them and bringing relief materials as immediate succour before other interventions come their way.

The deputy governor directed the commissioner of works to mobilize his men to assess and quantify the ongoing structures for completion since the debris of the C-block gutted by fire can hardly be used for habitation.

He presented the cash donation and listed the relief items to include 75 pieces of nylon mats, 100 pieces of mosquito nets, 50 mattresses, and 100 blankets.

Other items are buckets, stoves and cooking pots, each, numbering 26 pieces, 52 wrappers, 52 Guinea brocades, 50 pieces each of children male and female wears as well as 100kg of 26 bags of maize and 10 cartons of bathing soap.

The State Police Commissioner, Hayatu Usman, appreciated the concern shown them by the State government and the immediate communities for their assistance. He said the intervention will go a long way in alleviating the suffering of the victims.

Earlier, while taking the deputy governor round, the Commanding Officer, Unit 34, Police Mobile Force, Gombe, ACP Kabiru Abubakar Randawa, said the ugly fire disaster had razed down a complete block housing 26 families, leaving the victims homeless and helpless.

He said the victims have been taking refuge in their colleagues houses, the Barracks Mosque and Church, adding that some spirited individuals and organizations have assisted the victims and appealed for more assistance from the general public.

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