Boko Haram has infiltrated four councils – Bauchi govt

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Bauchi State Government has raised the alarm over infiltration of four local government areas by suspected Boko Haram members following the vandalisation of a telecommunication mast in Gamawa.

It said the influx of people from neighboring Yobe where a recent attack was carried out by Boko Haram in Geidam community might have made the affected communities vulnerable to attacks by the terrorists.

Addressing newsmen at the Government House Bauchi on Monday shortly after a security meeting between the Governor and head of security agencies, Secretary to the State Government Alhaji Sabiu Baba said five people have been arrested in connection with the mast vandalisation.

He identified the affected councils as; Gamawa, Zaki, Dambam and Darazo.

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But he assured the state government was working round the clock to beef up security surveillance around neighboring communities.

The SSG also said Governor Bala Mohammed has provided the needed support to security agencies to intensify patrol and surveillance, particularly at the vulnerable communities which share borders with Yobe.