Residents of Geidam town in Yobe State, have been disconnected from the other parts of Nigeria and the world after a brutal attack, where hell was rained down on the hometown of the Acting Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba on Friday, April 23rd, 2021. The attack on the town which was launched by the deadly insurgent extremist group “Boko Haram” was targeted at network providers masts belonging to Airtel and MTN plunging the town back to the dark ages with no access to the internet nor regular phone networks.
According to the Northern-owned newspaper, the Daily Trust, the attackers launched a series of attacks on Friday evening after Juma’a prayers but were quickly forced back into taking cover after the Military rained down airstrikes.
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However, according to one Ali Maina, one of the residents told the publication that after the Air Force jet which hovered around the town left, the insurgents returned.
“They wreaked havoc on the town this morning. We can see buildings burning and they forced several shops opened carting away food items.
“We are more frightened this time around, because we don’t know their mission. We are cut off from both MTN and Airtel services obviously they have tampered with the system.
“We are currently at the mercy of God praying for protection, they have more than 15 Hilux vehicles. Security forces need to do more to tackle this attacks.”
A police spokesman in Yobe state, Dungus Abdulkarim confirmed the attack by the Boko Haram terrorist sect and also disclosed that letters with a mixture of both Arabic and Hausa inscriptions, advocating the establishment of Islamic State were dropped all over the town by the insurgents.
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