- Boko Haram insurgents have once again wreaked havoc in Geidam community of Yobe state
- Three officers of the Nigeria customs were kidnapped during the attack near the Nigerian border
- The abduction which was carried out on Tuesday, February 9, has been confirmed by state police spokesperson
A report by Premium Times indicates that at least three officers of the Nigeria Customs Services were on Tuesday, February 9, abducted by Boko Haram insurgents in Geidam, a town in Yobe state.
Legit.ng gathered that the insurgents took the officials during an attack on the community near the Nigerian border with Niger Republic late Tuesday evening.
Speaking to the online news platform, security sources said the insurgents after driving into the town through Geidam took the officers who were stationed at a checkpoint on the road.
Reacting to the development, Yobe police command public relation officer Dungus Abdulkarim confirmed the attack on Geidam.
The police spokesperson in the state stated that there was no casualty was recorded, adding that the terrorists burnt an ambulance of the General Hospital, Geidam, and looted a shop.
This attack is coming a month after men suspected to be Boko Haram insurgents attacked Geidam town and whisked away the community's district head.
The Boko Haram terrorists invaded the community on Wednesday, January 6, and started shooting sporadically, causing pandemonium.
A witness said that shops and stores in the town were broken into with food items and other provisions stocked looted before they were set ablaze.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the Nigerian Army said it will create a formidable partnership with neighbouring countries including Cameroon and Chad in order to see an end to the insurgency.
Major General Ibrahim Attahiru, chief of army staff, made this disclosure on Monday, February 8.
Attahiru, who addressed journalists at the Army Super Camp 1 Ngamdu in Yobe state, said he is anxious to end the war against Boko Haram terrorists and other criminal elements.
Similarly, in a coordinated effort towards ending the menace of Boko Haram insurgents and bandits, the new service chiefs travelled to Borno state.
The visit on Sunday, January 31, is the first movement of the new service chiefs to Borno which is the theatre of war against Boko Haram since their appointment.
They were led by the chief of defence staff, General Lucky Irabor in what is believed will redefine the fight against the insurgents.