Buni asks CDS to do something to stop continued invasion of insurgents into Yobe


Yobe State Governor, Hon. Mai-Mala Buni has called on the military to urgently do something to stop the continued invasion of his state by terrorist group, Boko Haram/Islamic State of West African Province (ISWAP).

Buni made this call on Sunday during a meeting with the Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Lucky Irabor.

The governor had approached the CDS to discuss the invasion by the terrorist group of Geidam, one of the largest town in Yobe State, of which the military claimed it had repelled but the residents of the town said contrary to journalists on Sunday.

A press statement on Sunday by the Director General of Press Affairs and Media to the Governor, Mallam Mamman Mohammed said Governor Buni had since Friday been liaising with the security authorities to find a lasting solution to the incessant attacks on Geidam and the border communities.

He said told the CDS that there is the urgent need to find a permanent solution to the intrusion of the insurgents into the state.

He noted that “the problem we have is the movement of the insurgents from the fringes of Lake Chad into the state.”

He said: “We need to check this holistically to proffer permanent solution to the menace.”

The governor said that the people of Geidam had been subjected to several attacks and untold hardships that must be checked.

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He said: “As a leader, l have to explore all avenues including meeting the Chief of Defence Staff and the service chiefs to ensure the safety and security of the people of Geidam and the state at large.”

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