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Unknown gunmen forcing Borno residents to flee to Yobe State – Police

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The Yobe police command says incessant attacks by “unknown gunmen” have forced residents of four local governments in Borno state to flee into Yobe communities, Globalgistng reports.

A statement by Dungus Abdulkarim, public relations officer of the command, listed the Borno local government areas to be Gubio, Magumeri, Kaga and Konduga.

Abdulkarim said the command has commenced an investigation into the causes of the migration and has also put up safety strategies to prevent criminal elements from taking advantage of the situation.

He enjoined the public to be security-conscious and report suspicious persons or movements to the nearest police station.

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

“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.

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“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.

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“The Command has commenced an 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.

“In this vein, the Command urges the good people of Yobe State to be vigilant and report all suspicious person(s), object(s) and vehicle(s) to the nearest Police Station/formation.”

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