Insurgents occupy Yobe town
It has been gathered that insurgents are still in firm control of the Geidam town in Yobe State despite the claim that the insurgents had been repelled.
The Nigerian Police Inspector General, Usman Alkali Baba is from Geidam.
According to local sources, the villagers fled the town and found their way to neighbouring communities where they are taking refuge.
Anwar Anas, an indigene of Geidam revealed to The PUNCH that the village had been deserted by residents except the aged and other sick people who could not escape from the attack.
“My parents are in that town. Anybody that tells you that the attack was repelled is lying. They have remained in the town since they came some four days back.
“The problem with Geidam is that majority of the youths in the town are members of the terrorist group. They are part and parcel of the terror group. They know the town so well than the military and they know all the hideouts,” Anas said.
A top source within the security formation operating in Yobe State revealed to The PUNCH that the military was planning to bomb Geidam town because of the complex nature of the counter-insurgency fight in the town.
“I don’t want to contradict the statement by the military but the insurgents are still in Geidam. They are busy burning buildings and looting shops and food stores.
“I am aware too that the military is planning to bomb the town since the insurgents are making it difficult for the army to enter the town due largely to the involvement of the youths and other adults of Geidam town,” the source added.
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