Boko Haram Strikes Again: Burns 2 To Death, Kidnaps District Head In...

Boko Haram Strikes Again: Burns 2 To Death, Kidnaps District Head In Yobe

By Salisu Sulaimon | Sub-Editor on January 8, 2021
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FILE: Militants of the Islamist terrorist group, Boko Haram

Inslamist terrorist group, Boko Haram on Thursday, January 7, 2021, attacked Geidam town in Yobe State.

The terrorists invaded the town shooting sporadically causing pandemonium.

Eyewitnesses say the Islamist extremists looted shops before setting the buildings ablaze.

A resident of the town, Modu Ali, told journalists that the insurgents also torched the house of a former chairman of a local government, Mulima Mato.

The police spokesperson, Dungus Abdulkari, disclosed that the terrorists abducted the district head of Geidam.

He also revealed the police recovered a burnt Hilux vehicle containing two bodies.

He added that it could not be ascertained whether the deceased were Boko Haram members or not.

Abdulkarim said the insurgents went to the general hospital and ordered the nurses to give first aid treatment to their colleagues, before they escaped.

Governor Mai Mala Buni has ordered the State Emergency Management Agency, SEMA, to move to Geidam and support the victims.

In a statement signed by his spokesman, Mamman Mohammed, the governor commiserated with the residents and described the incident as unfortunate.

Buni was quoted as saying that “the attack will not deter the government in its efforts to rebuild, reconstruct and rehabilitate communities destroyed by insurgents.”

He hailed the people for their determination to rebuild their lives and move forward.

The statement read: “The government and people of Yobe State will continue to partner security agencies for the return of peace and security across the state.”

Mohammed Goje, the SEMA executive secretary said the agency had begun stock taking of the damages caused by the attack.

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