- The governor of Yobe state wants the military to intervene in persistent attacks from Boko Haram insurgents.
- Governor Mai Mala Buni made the call in a statement signed by the director-general press and media
- Buni has been in talks with security authorities to find a lasting solution to the resurgence of attacks on communities
Following the persistent attacks from Boko Haram insurgents in Yobe state, Governor, Mai Mala Buni is seeking special military intervention to safeguard Geidam town as residents are fleeing their homes, Vanguard reports
Insurgents in eight vehicles carrying weapons invaded Geidam, the headquarters of Geidam local government area of the northern state.
The terrorists 'motorcade moved straight to the location of Kafela primary school as they started sporadic shooting'.
Daily Trust reports that Buni assured that he would work closely to support the security agencies to find a new approach to safeguard the lives and property of the citizens.
The governor of the state in a statement signed by his Director-General Press and Media, Mamman Mohammed added that efforts are being intensified to curb the incessant attacks.
According to Mohammed, the governor had been liaising with security authorities to find a lasting solution to the resurgence of attacks on the community.
Kabir Gaidam, a local source, who escaped to a neighbouring village, confirmed to the newspaper that both aged people and children were just heading into bushes with no idea of where to go in order to find safety.
According to him, some residents collapsed half way due to trekking long distance and fasting.
Another resident explained that the insurgents almost captures the town, because they are positioned in almost all the locations.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that men of Nigeria's military eliminated about 21 Boko Haram terrorists in Geidam after terrorists had attacked the town
The terrorists destroyed three communications masts and looted some shops in the town. The situation was salvaged when troops, supported by the Air Component of Operation Lafia Dole, fought back.
This was disclosed by director of Army Public Relations, Brigadier-General Mohammed Yerima, said in a signed statement.