Suspected Terrorists Kill Vigilante Commender In Yobe

Suspected Terrorists Kill Vigilante Commender In Yobe

BY HASSAN JIRGI, DAMATURU

Suspected members of Islamic State West African Province, ISWAP, have killing a Commender of vigilante group, Umaru Balami in Buni Yadi of Gujba local government area of Yobe state.

Family members told AljazirahNigeria that, the Commender of vigilante group Umaru Balama was killed in his resident at about 11:30, on Tuesday  26/07/2023.

Another resident said the insurgents stormed the town on motorcycle, saying, “Our vigilante Commender who was sleeping at his resident engaged them but were later overpowered by the insurgents’ heavy weaponry”.

Confirming the incident to our correspondent on wednesday, the Village head of Shuwarin, Lawan Gujja Abubaukar, said, “We woke up with a sad news Wednesday morning as Boko Haram killed our vigilante commender, Umaru Balami at his house.

According to him, the corpse of the Commender was found in his resident of Buni Yadi town in the pool of his blood a day after the attack.

He prayed God to grant eternal rest to the souls of the deceased and called on the people of town, as well as Gujba Local Government Area to report any suspicions movement to the security agencies.

AljazirahNigeria gathered that some residents on Monday sighted a Boko Haram convoy with two vehicles and motorcycles heading towards area at the outskirts of the town to cause mayhem.

A credible information added that, the military authorities in Gujba mobilized and deployed troops with some men of the vigilantes to provide adequate security to the town, as well as Gujba Local Government Area.

It was further gathered that when troops arrived at the town on patrol as usual, they couldn’t sight any of the terrorists, and decided to take cover, passed the night at the area for patrol with others security agencies in order to protect the lives and properties of the people from any further attack by suspected Boko Haram members.


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