Yobe State Governor, Mai Mala Buni, has pleaded for a special military intervention to protect Geidam and other border communities with Niger.
It has been observed that Geidam, about 180 kilometres north of Damaturu, has been severally attacked by Boko Haram in the last five years. Houses, military and police posts were torched.
Other border communities the governor noted for protection include Yunusari, Yusufari and Machina northwest of Borno State.
Director-General for Press and Media to the Governor, Mamman Mohammed, stated in Damaturu, Sunday, that “Buni sought special military intervention to safeguard Geidam and three other border communities.”
While commiserating with the people of Geidam over weekend’s attacks, he disclosed: “Efforts were being intensified to prevent incessant attacks on communities.”
According to him, the governor, since Saturday, had been liaising with security agencies to find lasting solution to attacks on the border communities.
“Military’s synergy with other security agencies could ensure lasting peace in the state,” he said.
Meanwhile, the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) has been directed to provide the victims with relief materials.