Boko Haram terrorists from Yobe State have invaded four local governments areas of Bauchi State, destroying some facilities in the communities.
The development was revealed by the Secretary to the Bauchi State Government (SSG), Alhaji Sabiu Baba, at a press conference on Monday.
He listed Zaki, Gamawa, Darazo and Dambam as some of the affected Local Government Areas.
The insurgents reportedly vandalised telecommunication masts in Gamawa.
He added that security operatives in the state apprehended five people in connection with the vandalism of the telecommunication mast in Gamawa.
Baba noted that the state government has beefed up security around the neighbouring communities.
He said the state government has identified some security threats associated with an influx of people into the state from Yobe where Boko Haram wreaked havoc.
Baba said Governor Bala Mohammed has provided the needed support to security operatives to intensify patrol and surveillance, especially at the border communities with Yobe.
Baba while speaking on issues relating to displaced persons, assured that the state government will work with the affected communities to identify internally displaced persons so as to provide them with urgent support to alleviate their sufferings.
The Commissioner of Police in the state, Sylvester Abiodun Alabi, in his statement, vowed that the police will work with sister security agencies to ensure the security of lives and property.
He equally appealed to residents to give relevant information to security agents on the activities of criminals and avoid giving cover to evil-minded people.
Source: Naija News