Boko Haram Operate 7hrs without Resistance, Resident Says as District Head Abducted by the terrorist's in Yobe

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Alhaji Zannah Laisu Ksigama, district head of Maganna hass been abducted by Boko Haram terrorist.

He was kidnapped on Wednesday after the terrorist attack Geidam town, in Yobe state.

Omokoshaban learn that the terrorist destroyed many Shops, and set some houses ablaze.

valuable goods such as foods and medical items were cartway by the terrorist

Geidam Resident who speak to newsmen under condition of anonymous said that the terrorist operate for 7 hours without resistance.

“The attackers stormed the town in five Hilux vehicles, firing gunshot in the air and residents scampered for safety,” he said.

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The Executive Secretary, Yobe State Emergency Management Agency, Dr Mohammed Goje, who visited Geidam for an on-the-spot assessment, said normalcy had returned to the area.

He said: “About 5 shops, 4 market stalls, 1 kiosk and a bungalow belonging to a community leader with a saloon car were completely set burnt.

“Also vandalised were some offices in the General Hospital, Geidam, and the pharmacy store, where medical consumables, antibiotics and other drugs were catered away.”

He further said that a car belonging to a security formation was also taken away but no life was lost.

“While this attack is sad and unfortunate, the prayers of the community and gallant efforts by the military have resulted in minimising the damages,” he said.

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Meanwhile, the state Governor, Mai Mala Buni, has directed the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) to provide emergency support to the victims.

Buni, who commiserated with the people of Geidam, described the attack as most unfortunate.

“The attack came at a time when there is a general improvement in peace and security across the state

“The improvement in security and support provided by the government has given our people the opportunity to gradually resettle and reclaim their means of livelihood,” he said.

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The governor said the attack would not deter the government in its efforts to rebuild, reconstruct and rehabilitate communities destroyed by insurgency.

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