- President Muhammadu Buhari has received Governor Zulum in the State House
- The visit is believed to be as a result of the raging security situation of the state
- Recall that Boko Haram and ISWAP have been busy attacking the state with unprecedented violence
As insecurity continues to affect the country, President Muhammadu Buhari has met with Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno state at the State House, Abuja.
Even though the details of the meeting are still sketchy, it is believed to be centred on the security situation in Borno state, The Nation reports.
As at the time of the meeting, the insecurity situation in the country has reached another level with Boko Haram and the Islamic State, West African Province (ISWAP), intensifying their attacks in the Northeast region of the country, Vanguard added.
Legit.ng noted that this is coming after an attack on Geidam town that left many insurgents dead recently.
The insurgents had on Friday, April 23, invaded Geidam which is the hometown of the newly appointed acting Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Usman Alkali Baba.
A resident of the town said the terrorists 'motorcade moved straight to the location of Kafela primary school as they started sporadic shooting'.
It was, however, gathered that men of the Nigerian military repelled the attack and eliminated about 21 Boko Haram terrorists.
The director of Army Public Relations, Brigadier-General Mohammed Yerima, said in a signed statement that the troops, supported by the Air Component of Operation Lafia Dole, fought back and also recovered several weapons.
Meanwhile, Boko Haram insurgents staged a fresh attack in Damasak, the headquarters of the Mobbar local government area of Borno state, killing at least 10 people.
The chairman of the local government, Mustapha Bako Kolo, confirmed the attack occurred on Tuesday night, April 13.
An unspecified number of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) were also injured during the attack.
In a related development, heavily armed gunmen kidnapped about 15 passengers along the Tsakskiya-Ummadau road in Safana local government area of Katsina state.
The passengers were travelling in a commercial vehicle with registration number KZR 345ZT, when they were ambushed by the bandits on Sunday, April 11.