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Yobe dismisses further attacks in Damaturu

04 December 2014, 13:19

Yobe - Yobe State Governor, Ibrahim Gaidam, has denied media reports of another attack on Damaturu,  the state capital.

The attack by the Boko Haram sect was said to have happened on Wednesday.

However, the governor said normalcy has returned to Damaturu after last Monday's attack.

According to a press statement by his Special Adviser on Press Affairs and Information, Mallam Abdullahi Bego, on Thursday,  the report by a Lagos-based radio station insurgents had attacked the city were baseless and untrue.

“This report is totally false and unfounded. There was no attack or incident that threatened security in Damaturu on Wednesday."

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He said there were reports that local residents in a village called ‘Garin Itace’ on the Damaturu-Gujba highway had sighted some people thought to be Boko Haram members and this was promptly reported to security agencies who immediately deployed air force jets which carried out a successful operation in the area.

Bego said following the successful security operation which repelled Boko Haram attacks on Damaturu last Monday, the security situation had steadily improved in the state capital, with residents going about their normal businesses all day.

“Reports of another attack on the State capital should therefore be totally discountenanced as unfounded,” Bego stated.

The governor called on residents of the state, particularly Damaturu, to remain vigilant and to continue to cooperate with and support security agents in their effort at restoring peace and security.

- CAJ News


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