Following the influx of people to some local government areas of Bauchi state who fled from Geidam in Yobe state as a result of attacks by Boko Haram militants, governor Bala Mohammed on Monday met with security agencies and traditional rulers over security threats in the affected areas.
Briefing journalists shortly after the security meeting at the government house Bauchi, the secretary to the state government Sabi’u Baba said there were migrants from Geidam to Gamawa, Dambam, Zaki and Darazo local governments of Bauchi state.
He added that some miscreants have vandalized MTN telecommunication equipments in Gamawa local government in order to cause communication problems and by extension insecurity in the area.
The SSG urged members of communities in the state to report suspicious people to security agencies with a view to forestalling any attacks in the area.
According to him, it has come to the knowledge of the government that weapons are being brought into the state saying some culprits have been arrested by the security agents.
Baba assured that special patrol would be conducted in the four local governments under threats even as he appealed to the general public to cooperate.
In his remarks, the state commissioner of police Sylvester Abiodun Alabi said police are overstretched in the country promising that his command would synergize with vigilante groups to ensure that security is provided in communities across the state.