-By Ibrahim Abubakar, Yola
The Secretary to the Government of the Federal (SGF) Boss Mustapha on Monday visited the headquarters of ‘Ekklesiyan Yan’uwa A Nigeria’ (EYN), also known as Church of the Brethren to condole with the family of Rev. Daniel Umaru, whose two sons were murdered by terrorists last week.
It was gathered that gunmen shot Pastor Umaru, gunned down his two sons and kidnapped his 13-year-old daughter in Adamawa State.
The sons died while the pastor was taken to hospital where he has been fighting to survive.
The mother of the deceased children was said to have suffered trauma following the tragedy that befell the family.
The kidnappers had shot the cleric, killed his two sons and kidnapped his daughter last week.
Also on July 10, 2022 reported that the kidnapped 13-year-old daughter of Pastor Daniel Umaru has been freed after a huge ransom was allegedly paid to her kidnappers, our reporter learnt on Sunday.
Meanwhile, the remains of the two sons who were shot dead on an ill-fated night have been buried by wailing relations and friends of the family.
In other news, leading a federal government delegation on Monday SGF Mustapha said, President Muhammadu Buhari was deeply saddened by news of the gruesome murder of the young stars.
He noted that government was working towards ending terrorism and violent crimes in the country.
While in Yola, the SGF threatened that government would revoke contract for the rehabilitation of Yola-Mubi road in Adamawa State.
He gave one week ultimatum to the contractor, AG Vision, to return to site, else government will not hesitate to revoke the contract.
The visibly displeased SGF, expressed displeasure over the contractor’s handling of the project despite huge amount so far collected.
Mustapha further assured that the Federal government remains committed to giving Nigerians good roads and other infrastructure, stressing that the NNPC will inject funds into the project because of its strategic importance, linking Borno and Adamawa States.
Speaking in the same vein, the Minister of Transportation who oversees the Ministry of Works, Mua’zu Sambo Aji told the contractor, that thire company is exhibiting incompetence
However, the site engineer, Francis Musa, argued that work stopped because of the Salah brake; they we’ll be back to work next week.
Musa assure the Federal Government that the project will be completed as funds comes in.
Boss Mustapha- SGF
Mua’zu Sambo Aji- Minister of Transportation and works
Site Engineer, Francis Musa