Boko Haram attack: Governor Buni meets Chief of Defence Staff

Yobe State Governor and Chairman All Progressives Congress Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (APCECPC), on Sunday, met with the Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Leo Irabo, and discussed the Boko Haram attack on Geidam.

The terror group had on Saturday attacked Geidam, the hometown of present Acting Inspector General of Police, Usman Baba Alkali, burning shops and shooting sporadically until they were pushed back by fighter jets.

A statement signed by Mamman Mohammed, Director-General Press and Media Affairs, disclosed that 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.

Governor Buni at the meeting with the Chief of Defence Staff said there is an urgent need to find a permanent solution to the intrusion of the insurgents into the state.

“The problem we have is the movement of the insurgents from the fringes of Lake Chad into the state.

” We need to check this holistically to profer a permanent solution to the menace.”

He lamented that the people of Geidam had been subjected to several attacks and untold hardships that must be checked.

“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,” Governor Buni said.

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