Boko Haram Bomb Yobe Gov 's Village, Kill Four


Report reaching / indicates that four people have been killed following an attack by the dreaded Boko Haram group in the village of the Yobe state governor Ibrahim Gaidam.

  It was gathered that several churches, police station and a bank were burnt in the attack. The attack which was carried out in Geidam, the state governor's village, it was gathered has crippled business activities in the area.

  It was also gathered that the people of the community have been in total fear following the incident that led to the killing of about four people

The Boko Haram Spokesman, Abdul Qaka confirmed that the attack was carried out by the group. He said that they were out to ensure that Sharia is implemented in all the northern states. According to him the group were unhappy with the arrest of Senator Ali Ndume on the ground that he was sponsoring them, adding that they were out to attack the Nigerian state.

Boko Haram, whose name translates as "Western education is forbidden" from the local Hausa language, has claimed responsibility for dozens of shootings and attacks with improvised explosive devices this year.

"The Geidam divisional police headquarters and First Bank were bombed by Boko Haram and fire was exchanged into the night between police and Boko Haram members," a police spokesman said. gathered that four policemen were killed, 20 wounded, eight churches and 20 market stalls as well as Geidam council secretariat are completely destroyed."

Geidam is a small town in Yobe state, which straddles the Nigeria-Niger border, and is the home of the powerful state governor. Boko Haram often targets politicians, who the sect says are corrupt and have left the northeast region impoverished.

Boko Haram's attacks have mostly taken place in and around Maiduguri , the capital of Borno state, which borders Yobe state and neighbouring countries Niger , Cameroon and Chad .

A boost in military numbers in recent months in Borno has pushed the sect's attacks further afield, security sources say.

Boko Haram claimed responsibility for an attack in Damaturu, the capital of Yobe, earlier this month that left at least 65 dead. It was also behind two bombings in the capital Abuja this year, the latest in August, a suicide attack at the U.N. building which killed 26 people.