Boko Haram establishes territory in Niger village
Boko Haram terrorists have established territory in part of Niger state hosting their flag in Kaure village from where they have made spontaneous incursion into more than 50 villagers in the past three weeks, the state Governor Abubakar Sani Bello said. Speaking with Journalists during a visit to an IDPs camp in IBB primary school Minna, the Governor lamented that over 50 villages have been overrun by the terrorists/ bandits and deserted by original inhabitants.
Governor Sani Bello while describing the situation in the state as critical and pathetic, adding that over 3000 villagers escaped to Minna on Sunday night alone while several others are in other camps in Gwada and other places.
He warned that the Boko Haram terrorist are trying to make Kaure their home and headquarters like they did to Sambisa forest, adding that while Sambisa forest is serverla kilometres away from Abuja, Kaure is only two hours drive to Abuja.
He also stated that his administration had been engaging with the Federal Government to come to the aid of the state on the matter of insecurity but little to no attention has been paid to the request by the Federal Government.
He said, “I have been engaging the federal government and unfortunately it has gotten to this stage and if care is not taken even Abuja is not safe. We have been saying this for long and all efforts have been in vain”.
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