YOBE: Boko Haram insurgents slay family of 11, school teacher, others injured


Tragedy struck at the headquarters of Geidam Local Government of Yobe State, on Friday evening, April 23, when marauding Boko Haram insurgents invaded the area and killed eleven members of a family and other residents including a school teacher.

The incident was confirmed on Sunday by the Speaker of The Youth Assembly of Nigeria (YAN) Yobe State Chapter, Ambassador Usman Ibrahim Geidam, who shared photos of some of the victims.

He said many other residents were injured and properties razed during the invasion.

“Indeed, nothing one could do to escape death. However, I became weak enough over the recent tragedy and trauma that befall us, as is not going to be easy, one single family in my home town Geidam local government losing 11 souls in the house. While fasting, people remain indoor for over 3days,” he said.

“May the Almighty Allah grant the departed soul’s eternal rest; give the deceased family and all of us the fortitude to endure such a great loss. Ya Allah ya rahman,ya rahim,ya Gafur, answer our call and enrich us with absolute peace in my home town Geidam,yobe and Nigeria at large.” he wrote

The Executive Chairman, Geidam Local Government, Hon Ali Kolo, alleged that thousands of his people are still trapped 72 hours since Boko Haram invaded the town.

He disclosed that the terrorists slaughtered two people on Sunday morning, April 25, including Kawuri Primary School Teacher, Mallam Baba Tazira. This is even as over 2,000 people who were displaced by the invasion are currently taking refuge in neighbouring Yunusari Local Government Area.


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