Boko Haram attacks Geidam, home town of IGP Baba Alkali.Adunni Adetola
Geidam, Yobe State hometown of the Acting Police Inspector General Usman Baba Alkali and the immediate former Governor of the state Ibrahim Geidam came under attack last night from terror sect, Boko Haram, residents scampering for their lives.
Some of the terrorists set shops ablaze. Soldiers deployed in the town responded with fire. Some of the terrorists set shops ablaze.
Meanwhile, the Police Public Relation Officer in the state, ASP Dungus Abdulkarim, confirmed the attack he said an Air Force jet had been sent to provide assist for the ground troops.
He also added that some letters with mixture of both Arabic and Hausa inscriptions, advocating the establishment of Islamic State, were dropped all over the town by the insurgents.
one of the residents, said after the Air Force jet which hovered around the town left, the insurgents returned.
He added that “they wreaked havoc on the town this morning. We can see buildings burning and they forced several shops opened carting away food items.
“We are more frightened this time around, because we don’t know their mission. We are cut off from both MTN and Airtel services obviously they have tampered with the system.
“We are currently at the mercy of God praying for protection, they have more than 15 Hilux vehicles. Security forces need to do more to tackle this attacks.”
The last time the insurgents attacked Geidam was in February when they kidnapped three Customs officers.