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No Network on phones; Boko Haram militants burn Telecomms masts in the home town of IGP

the dreaded Boko Haram terrorists have razed the masts of some telecommunications in Geidam town in Yobe state.

As a result of the incident, CRIMECHANNELS gathered that many residents of the town no longer have networks on their mobile phones.

Meanwhile, Geidam is the hometown of the Acting Inspector General of Police (IGP), Usman Alkali Baba and the immediate former Governor of the state, Ibrahim Geidam.

The terrorists it was learnt first struck on the evening of Friday, April 23, but they took cover following airstrikes from the Military.

A resident of the area identified as Ali Maina said that immediately the jet fighters left, the terrorists came back.


He said, “they wreaked havoc on the town this morning. We can see buildings burning and they forced several shops opened carting away food items.”

“We are more frightened this time around, because we don’t know their mission. We are cut off from both MTN and Airtel services obviously they have tampered with the system.”

“We are currently at the mercy of God praying for protection, they have more than 15 Hilux vehicles. Security forces need to do more to tackle this attacks.”

The Police spokesman of Yobe state command, Dungus Abdulkarim, has reportedly confirmed the attack.

He said that the terrorists left some banners which had some inscriptions of both Arabic and Hausa.

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