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Boko Haram kidnap Yobe district head

By Sodiq Adewale Chocomilo

A district head in Yobe town has been reportedly kidnapped by Boko Haram terrorists on Thursday, January 7 in Geidam town.

According to eyewitnesses, the terrorists looted goods before setting some shops ablaze.

The house of a former chairman of a local government, Dr. Mulima Mato was also torched by the terrorists.

Speaking on the terrible incident, Dungus Abdulkarim, the police public relations officer in the state disclosed that the police recovered a burnt Hilux vehicle containing two bodies.

He maintained 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.

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

The Governor who commiserated with the residents and described the incident as unfortunate, said “the attack will not deter the government in its efforts to rebuild, reconstruct and rehabilitate communities destroyed by insurgents.”

A statement signed by his spokesman, Mamman Mohammed read;

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

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