Bauchi government confirms that Boko Haram has infiltrated four local councils

The Bauchi state government has confirmed that Boko Haram has infiltrated four local government territories.

Speaking after the demolition of a telecommunications pole in Gamawa, the state government made the LGA vulnerable to terrorists, which was damaged by the influx of people from neighboring Yobe, where the recent Boko Haram attack took place.

Addressing reporters after an emergency meeting between the governor and security officials, State Secretary Alhaji Sabiu Baba said the suspected terrorists intended to block communication in preparation for the attacks.

Baba said five people had been arrested in connection with the drunken vandalism, as well as the damaged LGAs in Gamawa, Zaki, Dambam and Darazo.

He said;

“This influx of the displaced people has put the state under security threat, our facilities are now overstretched and we are not comfortable with the development.

“Security strategies have been developed to ensure the threat does not turn into attack in the state. We have decided to commence profiling of all the people coming into Bauchi State particularly in the four affected LGAs will be done to discover those with dangerous weapons and demonise them

“The State Government will ensure the joint operations of the security agencies will be intensified particularly air surveillance around the affected LGAs.

“Some bandits have been arrested for vandalizing the MTN installation in Gamawa LGA with the intention of blocking communication in the area in preparation for attack.

“As for those that are displaced persons, government officials will identify them in order to provide relief materials for their well-being because government will not just watch them suffer.

“The gateway LGAs are Gamawa, Dambam, Darazo and Zaki which are sharing boundaries with Yobe state and close to the seized Geidam by Boko Haram militants.”

The SSG also found that Governor Bala Muhammad had provided the necessary assistance to security agencies to strengthen patrols and surveillance.


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