The Bauchi State Government has raised an alarm on the influx of suspected Boko Haram insurgents in four local government areas of the state that share border with Geidam, Yobe State, which was recently attacked and taken over by the insurgents.

The Secretary to the Bauchi State Government, Sabiu Baba, said this at a press conference after an emergency Security Council Meeting at the Government House, Bauchi, on Monday and presided over by Governor Bala Mohammed.

He said, “We look into the attack by Boko Haram in Geidam (Yobe State) and and the implications for Bauchi State.

“Bauchi State shares border with Yobe State in four local government areas of Zaki, Dambam, Darazo and Gamawa. The implication of what happened in Geidam is that there is influx of people moving into Bauchi State from Yobe.

“Of course, that will put a lot of strain on our facilities and resources and the security implications are also very high.

“It will be expected that we will continue to profile whoever is coming into the state. I can tell you that some people coming into the state come in with weapons.”

Speaking while answering questions from journalists, Baba stated, that bandits destroyed telecommunication facilities in one of the four LGAs currently under threat.

The Bauchi State Government has raised an alarm on the influx of suspected Boko Haram insurgents in four local government areas of the state that share border with Geidam, Yobe State, which was recently attacked and taken over by the insurgents.

The Secretary to the Bauchi State Government, Sabiu Baba, said this at a press conference after an emergency Security Council Meeting at the Government House, Bauchi, on Monday and presided over by Governor Bala Mohammed.

He said, “We look into the attack by Boko Haram in Geidam (Yobe State) and and the implications for Bauchi State.

“Bauchi State shares border with Yobe State in four local government areas of Zaki, Dambam, Darazo and Gamawa. The implication of what happened in Geidam is that there is influx of people moving into Bauchi State from Yobe.

“Of course, that will put a lot of strain on our facilities and resources and the security implications are also very high.

“It will be expected that we will continue to profile whoever is coming into the state. I can tell you that some people coming into the state come in with weapons.”

Speaking while answering questions from journalists, Baba stated, that bandits destroyed telecommunication facilities in one of the four LGAs currently under threat.

He said that the bandits who have infiltrated Zaki, Dambam, Darazo and Gamawa local government areas have launch an attack on a communication mast.

The SSG said five bandits who came in from Geidam were arrested at a military checkpoint and were currently undergoing investigation.

The Commissioner of Police, Abiodun Alabi, said the police was collaborating with other security agencies in the state to combat crime.

Credit: The Punch