- Loyal members of Boko Haram have raised their flag in parts of Giadem amid attacks on the northern community
- Residents of the town confirmed that insurgents moved from house to house preaching their ideology
- Recall that Boko Haram invaded Geidam, the headquarters of Geidam LGA of Yobe state
The dreaded Boko Haram insurgents have hoisted their flag in some parts of the Geidam community, in Yobe state, Channels TV reports.
Some of the residents confirmed this to the newspaper, adding that the insurgents are moving from house to house preaching to them to accept their ideology.
Despite the presence of the army battalion in the community, this has not stopped the insurgents from propagating their missions.
This development is coming two days after the terrorists attacked Geidam local government area of the state which is also the hometown of the acting Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba.
Boko Haram insurgents razed the masts of some telecommunications leaving many residents of the town without networks on their mobile phones.
It was reported that the attackers first struck on the evening of Friday, April 23, but they took cover following airstrikes from the military.
The Punch had earlier reported that Boko Haram hoisted their flag at the military base in Katarko, Gujba local government area of the state
The terrorists had attacked a community and burnt down a school, healthcare centre and a military base before hoisting their flag.
Chidi Omeje, the Editor-in-Chief of Nigerian Security Digest, speaking to Legit.ng on the recent security challenges in the country, noted that members of the public must take it a duty to always help security agents with information that would make their job easier.
''Security agents work with information and if members of the society decide to say something when they see something and timely too, the job will a lot easier for the security agents.
''What could be more horrendous than not only denying our troops useful information that will help them rout the adversaries but actually sabotaging their efforts by leaking their movement or position to terrorists or bandits? '
''What will be more unfair than a reporter using his medium to orchestrate a sensational story that has the capacity to not only demoralize our troops but put them in the harm’s way?
''Who is more unpatriotic than a politician who takes up media spaces to malign the military or rubbish their efforts unduly because he believes that by so doing, he is getting at the ruling party?
''What is more devious than working in cahoots with the adversary to bring the nation to its knees?
Omeje also called for collaboration between all the security agencies in the country, noting that it will make their job easier.
According to him, cooperation between the various security arms will ensure criminal elements are tracked down even before they cause havoc.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Governor Mai Mala Buni is seeking special military intervention to safeguard Geidam as residents are fleeing the town following persistent attacks from Boko Haram insurgents in Yobe state.
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.