Borno residents flee to Yobe State due to Boko Haram incessant attacks – Police

The Police on Thursday, disclosed that residents of 4 different local government areas in Borno state, are fleeing into Yobe communities. The command said the reason behind the migration is due to the continuous attack by Boko Haram terrorists on innocent people.

According to Yobe State Police Command, the 4 local government areas are Gubio, Magumeri, Kaga and Konduga.

In a statement made by the Police Public Relations Officer, Yobe State Police Command, Dungus Abdulkarim, large movement of migrants from Gubio, Magumeri, Kaga and Konduga Local Government Areas of Borno State into Yobe State have been duly observed.

He said, “They are believed to have relocated from their ancestral homes due to incessant attacks by unknown gunmen terrorizing their communities while in search of food items and other valuables.”

“In a proactive move, over 2,000 migrants so far have been profiled by the command for security reasons, while the influx of persons into the state is yet ongoing.”

“The migrants have so far settled in areas which include Geidam, Tarmuwa, and Gujba Local Government Areas of Yobe State as well as Isori, Kuka Reta, Kasesa and Kalallawa Villages around the state capital, Damaturu.”

“The Command has commenced investigation with regards to the cause of the migration, while emplacing necessary strategies to ensure public safety and prevent criminal elements from taking advantage of the situation.”

Meanwhile, The Yobe state command urged the citizens of the state to be vigilant and report all suspicious persons, objects and vehicles to the nearest police station/formation.

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