Boko Haram Kidnaps District Head In Yobe

Boko Haram Kidnaps District Head In Yobe
Boko Haram

Gunmen suspected to be the dreaded Boko Haram insurgents in an attack on Geidam town in Yobe State on Wednesday abducted the district head.

According to reports, the attack happened at about 6:30 p.m.on Wednesday evening.

The insurgents reportedly stormed the town shooting sporadically causing many residents to panic and flee into the bush while others hid in their houses.

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Confirming the incident, Yobe State Police Command spokesman ASP Dungus Abdulkarim said the terrorists abducted the district head of Geidam

He also revealed that the police recovered a burnt Hilux vehicle containing two bodies.

He added that it could not be ascertained whether the deceased were Boko Haram members or not.

Reacting to the development, Governor Mai Mala Buni directed the Yobe State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) to move to Geidam and support the victims.