Gunmen suspected to be the dreaded Boko Haram insurgents in an attack on Geidam town in Yobe State on Wednesday abducted the district head.
Naija News had reported that the attack happened at about 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday evening.
The insurgents stormed the town shooting sporadically causing many residents to panic and flee into the bush while others hid in their houses.
A resident, who managed to speak in a terrified voice, said “The gunshot outside is so much. I can’t talk now please.”
Sources revealed that the terrorists who shot sporadically, causing pandemonium, targeted shops, looting goods before setting the shops ablaze.
Command spokesman ASP Dungus Abdulkarim told The Nation Newspapers that the police recovered a burnt Hilux vehicle containing two bodies.
He said the Police could not ascertain whether the deceased were Boko Haram members or not, adding that the insurgents went to the general hospital and ordered the nurses to give first aid treatment to their colleagues, before escaping.
In a related development, Governor Mai Mala Buni has directed the Yobe State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) to move to Geidam and support the victims.
He made this known in a statement signed by his spokesman, Mamman Mohammed.
Buni, who is also the Caretaker Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), commiserated with the residents and described the incident as unfortunate.
He stated that “the attack will not deter the government in its efforts to rebuild, reconstruct and rehabilitate communities destroyed by insurgents.”
The statement said: “The government and people of Yobe State will continue to partner security agencies for the return of peace and security across the state.”
Source: Naija News