Boko Haram beheads teacher in Yobe town


Boko Haram insurgents last weekend invaded the Yobe town, Geidam and a teacher was killed in the process, chairman of Geidam Local Government Mr Ali Kolo has confirmed.

Kolo, who spoke with The Nation newspaper, was emphatic that insurgents were in firm control of the town between Saturday night and Sunday morning.

According to him, Boko Haram had their evening prayers in the town.

“I don’t know exactly who is in control of my town as we speak, but what I am sure is that some Boko Haram members are still inside Geidam as we speak. I am also sure that as of yesterday (Saturday), they had their evening prayers at the House of the District Head and even preached to the people to convert and follow them,” Kolo said.

He said he heard that some of the retreating insurgents were killed by the military stationed in Damasak in Borno State and some vehicles recovered from them.

Kolo said a teacher in Kawuri Primary School, who was his neighbour, was brutally murdered yesterday morning by the insurgents.

“As we speak, two of my people, including a teacher at Kawuri Primary school, Mallam Baba Tazira, a Babur/Bura man, have been beheaded.

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“The teacher was beheaded in his official staff quarters behind the school, and this is in addition to dozens of my people who were killed, injured, displaced and missing since the three days invasion,” Kolo said.

The Yobe State Emergency Management Agency (YOSEMA) said over 2000 people were displaced during weekend’s attack on Geidam.

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