Boko Haram Sets Governor’s Mother-In-Law’s House Ablaze

By Duku Joel/The Nation

Governor Ibrahim Gaidam

Governor Ibrahim Gaidam

The Boko Haram rampage continued yesterday in Damaturu,Yobe State, with members of the sect setting the residence of the mother-in-law of Governor Ibrahim Gaidam ablaze.

That was less than 24 hours after giving a similar treatment to the masts of some telecommunication companies in the state capital and in Bauchi, Maiduguri, Kano and Potiskum.

The house was first attacked six months ago during which the occupants were robbed of their jewellery.

Police Commissioner Patrick Egbuniwe confirmed the incident.

He told reporters that the gun-wielding men stormed the house on Gashua Road and ordered all the occupants out before setting it ablaze.

He said: ”We got a report that the house of the mother- in-law of Governor Ibrahim Gaidam was burnt down by unknown gunmen suspected to be members of the Boko Haram sect.

“When they got to the house, everybody was asked to come of the house before they finally set it on fire. No life was lost.”

Meanwhile, four persons have been arrested in connection with the attacks on telecoms masts in Damaturu, the Joint Task Force (JTF) has announced.

The suspects were arrested along Gujba Road allegedly on their way to burning down more masts.

The JTF said the suspects were traced to Buni Yadi where they targeted to the mast there.

The JTF appealed for public understanding by giving information on the activities of the sect.

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