A suspected terrorist Islamic sect with links to the Boko Haram sect has been uncovered in Bida, Niger State.
The state government has therefore set up a two-man committee with the mandate to identify the sect members and flush them out of the state.
Disclosing this in Minna, Niger State capital, yesterday, Governor Babangida Aliyu said the government had already set up a committee to investigate the activities of the suspects and report back to him within three days to enable government take an urgent step on the matter.
“The state government is acting on security report given by the League of Imams in the state and this led to the setting up of the two man committee to investigate the report as a matter of urgency,” Aliyu said.
Meanwhile, gunmen suspected to be Boko Haram terrorists attacked Kubla Village in Madagali Local Government area of Adamawa State killing eight people and burning two churches, among other private houses.
Some residents of the affected village who fled the area said that they were attacked by the terrorists on Monday night.
“I cannot actually say how many people were killed but I saw about six dead bodies being evacuated,” one of the residents who identified himself as Heldia Apogu said.
Another resident claimed that some houses were also attacked by the gunmen who took some men hostage.
“I saw some people crying saying that their relations had been taken hostage by the gunmen,” the resident who preferred anonymity said.