An attack by Boko Haram Insurgents on Thursday January 7, in Geidam town of Yobe State, also led to the abduction of the district head.
Reports from eyewitnesses alleged that the dreaded sect looted goods before setting some shops ablaze. They also lit the house of a former chairman of a local government, Dr. Mulima Mato.
ASP Dungus Abdulkarim, Yobe police Command spokesman, who said the police recovered a burnt Hilux vehicle containing two bodies, added that it could not be ascertained whether the deceased were Boko Haram members or not.
Abdulkarim disclosed that the insurgents went to the general hospital and ordered the nurses to give first aid treatment to their colleagues, before they fled.
Following the attack, Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe State has ordered the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) to move to Geidam and support the victims.
He also commiserated with the residents and described the incident as unfortunate, saying “the attack will not deter the government in its efforts to rebuild, reconstruct and rehabilitate communities destroyed by insurgents.”
An official statement signed by his spokesman, Mamman Mohammed read;
“The government and people of Yobe State will continue to partner security agencies for the return of peace and security across the state.”