Yobe Gov Buni Reacts to Boko Haram Attack Burning Emir Palace as Residents Accuse Military


The Yobe State Governor, Mai Mala Buni has expressed his displeasure over the attack of Boko Haram in Jajere where Emir”s palace was burnt while two of his vehicles were tsking away.

The governor made his feelings known when he visited the Emir of Jajere, Alhaji Hamza Ibn Buba Mashio on Sunday to sympathise with him and people of the community over Saturday’s unfortunate incident in Babangida.

Buni who was represented by his Deputy Idi Barde Gubana, said that government has been providing all necessary logistics and support needed by the security agencies to effectively tackle insecurity, yet Babangida and other towns like Buni Gari remained easy targets for terrorists.

He said government cannot always wait for innocent people to be attacked and then console them, hence called for more proactive measures to avert unleashing terror on the innocent citizens.

He called on the security opperatives to re-double their efforts.

Theinsurgents on Saturday afternoon burnt a section of the Emir of Jajare’s Palace in Babangida, headquarters of Tarmuwa Local Government Area of Yobe State.

Eyewitness said the insurgents headed straight for the emir’s palace upon entering the town but the Emir had left the palace before that time.

Apart from setting the palace on fire, the hoodlums also went away with two Hilux vans belonging to the Emir.

According to Ajazira some residents accused the military for the attack on Babangida, the headquarters of Tarmowa Local Government Area of Yobe State over the weekend.

According to reports from the town, the Boko Haram insurgents operated in a broad day light for almost an hour without any challenge from the Nigerian soldiers stationed in the towwn.

A source said soldiers took to their heels as soon as they got the prior information of the attack leaving the residents of Babangida at the mercy of the insurgents.

Some residents said soldiers guarding a nearby checkpoint were mysteriously withdrawn just a day before the attack.

Another checkpoint on the outskirts of town was also withdrawn days ago.

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