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Boko Haram Attacks New IGP’s Hometown In Yobe

Channels Television  
Updated April 23, 2021
A file photo of weapons retrieved from gunmen.

 

Boko Haram terrorists reportedly attacked Geidam local government area of Yobe State on Friday, Channels Television can report.

Geidam is the hometown of the acting Inspector General of Police, Mr. Usman Alkali Baba.

According to sources, a military jet has been deployed to the town to dislodge the insurgents.

Geidam previously came under attack on February 9, barely after newly appointed Chief of Army Staff, Ibrahim Attahiru visited troops

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Information on the number of casualties involved in Friday’s attack was unavailable as of publication time, but residents told Channels Television there was tension in the town.

Meanwhile, the terrorists circulated a pamphlet during the attack, urging residents to support their cause to establish a Muslim caliphate or be killed.

Our correspondent obtained a copy of the one-page pamphlet, which reads in part: “Our major aim: to uplift the word of Allah, protect the religion of Islam and the wealth of the followers.

“Our target: those who do not believe in our ideology, Christians and even Muslims who do not believe in our teachings.

“Any Muslim who is not supporting the empire of Islam is our target.

“Anyone who comes to us for forgiveness, and stop fighting us will be exempted from attacks.”