Defence & Security

Terrorists attack Geidam in Yobe, kill 12, burn school

By Paul Michael

Suspected Boko Haram terrorists have killed 12 persons and burnt a staff quarter of a nearby school in an attack launched on Geidam, a community in Damaturu, the capital city of Your State, on Wednesday night.

Residents said the incident occurred when the terrorists attacked a popular bar in the town around 10p.m, thereby turning to Government Science and Technical College Geidam, which was nearby, razing down its staff quarters.

The Yobe State Police Public Relations Officer, Dungus Abdulkareem confirmed the attack and said one of the victims of the attack was a retired policeman.

He added that two females were also among those killed by the terrorists.

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It was gathered that other victims of the attack are being hospitalised at the Geidam General Hospitals for various injuries.

A security source who pleaded anonymity because he was not authorised to speak on the issue said the insurgents arrived on motorcycles at the outskirts of the town and entered the town on foot and went straight to the bar to unleash mayhem on it occupants.

Meanwhile a resident of the area, Idris Abubakar, said the terrorists had arrived the school on foot and proceeded to a joint where prostitutes reside to continue their attack.

“They came by foot and burnt three staff quarters at the GSTC Geidam. We also got reports that they went to Augwar Kweri where some prostitutes are residing and kill 11 people there. At GSTC, I understand that only one person died,” he said.

Earlier, Gvernor of the State, Mai Mala Buni, had in some part of the State lifted a ban on the use of motorcycles, which are the preferred means of transportation by the terrorists in the state.

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