Terrorists slaughter 9 in Geidam, burn classrooms

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BY USMAN MOHAMMED, APRIL 21, 2022 | 01:25 PM


Terrorists believed to be members of Boko Haram / ISWAP have slaughtered nine residents of Geidam Local Government of Area of Yobe yesterday night.

Our sources said they came to the town mounted on ten motorcycles, carrying different caliber of weapons.

They invaded the town from two different directions and went straight to burn down a section of Government Technical Collage Geidam, in Geidam, headquarters of the local government.

On Thursday morning, a member of Civilian Joint Task Force while confirming the attack claimed to have seen corpses of nine persons.

He also said they appear to have been killed through slaughtering.

One other person was reportedly shot to death at Anguwan Kori community of the town.

The terrorists also injured many people who are now receiving treatment at a medical facility not immediately known to our sources.

‘I saw nine slaughtered corpses at the spot—seven male and two female. One person was also injured,’ the CJTF member who does not want to be mention said.

Another source said before the incident, they sensed some suspicious movement of armed men on the Maiduguri - Damaturu Road.

‘We sighted people in suspicious turbans and locally made guns along the Maiduguri – Damaturu Highway earlier in the day. Some were in military fatigue,’ our source said.

This suggests that the terrorists belong to those operating in the dreaded Timbuktu Triangle.

There is no officially issued statement regarding the incident yet.


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