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Bauchi Govt raises alarm over suspicion of infiltration of Boko Haram insurgents

Bauchi State Government has raised an alarm over a possible infiltration of Boko Haram insurgents in the state.

It alleged that the terrorists are invading the town from neighboring villages like Giadam, Yobe State.

Sabiu Baba, the Secretary to the State Government, raised the alarm during a press briefing on Monday after an urgent security meeting held at the Government house.

He noted that there have been inflows of weird persons in some local areas of the state.

Baba said: “Bauchi is sharing border with Yobe State in four local councils of Zaki, Dambam, Darazo and Gamawa.

“What happened in Geidam has resulted in influx of people into Bauchi from Yobe.

“Of course, this will overstretch our resources and facilities, considering the outcome of Boko Haram activities. The security implication there is very high.”

He also said that the state government had decided carefully on how to tackle the insurgents together with security agencies in the state before the issue escalates.

The security meeting was attended by the Head of the police, civil defence, military and Department of State Services.

Abiodun Alabi, the Commissioner of Police, mentioned that they had been teaming up with other security agencies and have recovered some illegal firearms from criminals terrorizing Bauchi State.

The Secretary to the State Government added that the government will start profiling anyone coming into the state.

He said, “I can tell you that some people are coming in with weapons and the profiling will help us stem that kind of problem. Apart from that, any criminal activity that is noticed among people that are coming in should be promptly reported to the security agencies.”