Boko Haram fighters raid communities in Bauchi

By our reporters| The surge in attacks by Boko Haram fighters in the northeast continued over the weekend as the insurgents from neighboring Yobe State infiltrated four local government areas of Bauchi State, destroying some facilities.

The Secretary to the Bauchi State Government (SSG), Alhaji Sabiu Baba, who made the disclosure at a press conference on Monday, listed Zaki, Gamawa, Darazo, and Dambam as some of the affected Local Government Areas.

According to him, the insurgents reportedly vandalised telecommunication masts in Gamawa.

Baba further revealed that security operatives arrested five persons in connection with the vandalism of the telecommunication mast in Gamawa, as the state government has beefed up security around the neighboring communities.

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According to him, the state government has identified some security threats associated with influx of people into the state from Yobe where Boko Haram has been wreaking havoc.

Baba said Governor Bala Mohammed has provided the needed support to security operatives to intensify patrol and surveillance, especially border communities with Yobe.

The State Commissioner of Police, Sylvester Abiodun Alabi, who also spoke at the briefing, assured that the police will partner with sister security agencies to ensure security of lives and property.

He also appealed to residents to give relevant information to security agents on the activities of criminals.

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