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Emir still missing five days after Boko Haram attack

11 August 2014, 17:33

Maiduguri - Five days after the Islamic sect, Boko Haram attacked Gwoza town, the whereabouts of the Emir of the town, Mohammed Timta is still not known, reports NewsDay.

The terrorists invaded  the town, about 135 kilometres from Maiduguri, the state capital on Wednesday, killing many residents and injuring many.

Also read : Boko haram launches assault on Gwoza town

Governor Kashim Shettima said all efforts  to establish contacts with the Emir have all failed.

The governor who confirmed  the the killing of the Chief Imam of the town, Imam Bamanga by the insurgents, said he has spoken with President Goodluck Jonathan three times on  the matter.

Shettima, who was visibly touched by the killings, however, said he has limited power on the issue.

He urged residents of the state to observe a two-day fast, between  monday and Tuesday, to seek for divine intervention on the crisis.

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