Governor Raises Alarm Over Boko Haram Attack


All security agencies in Niger State have been placed on alert following an alarm  raised by Governor Muazu Aliyu Babangida that some members of the notorious Boko  Haram sect are planning to invade the state.

Gov. Babangida Aliyu

Following this alarm, armed mobile policemen now carry out 24-hour patrol on major  roads in the state capital.

Governor Babangida Aliyu said he raised the alarm following a report he received  from the Bauchi State Governor, Alhaji Isa Yuguda that Boko Haram members were on  their way to carry out terror attacks in Niger State.

The governor told emirs and traditional title holders in the state that security  reports before him showed that members of the group were already in the state and  called on security operatives to be on alert

He also called on all law abiding citizens of the state to remain calm and report  any suspected group of people to the nearest police station or emirs’ palaces in  their area.

Meanwhile, the state police command says it has succeeded in arresting a Boko Haram  suspect in Paikoro Local Government Area of the state.

The state police commissioner, Mr. Mike Zukoumo, who did not give much details on  the suspect, said he was arrested following a tipoff and will be prosecuted after  completion of investigation.

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The suspect, a Fulani by tribe, gave his name as Miyida Ganjo but refused to make  any comment on his membership of the dreaded group.

Islamic scholars in the state have called on both the Police and SSS to carry them  along in their activities against the dreaded group.

Mallam Ibrahim Mai Yen Makaranta who spoke to P.M.NEWS in Minna said:  “We don’t  want what happened in Borno and Bauchi to happen in Minna,” he stated.

He appealed to the people of the state to remain calm as true Islamic scholars will  expose any suspected islamic group to the authorities.

—Aliyu Musa/Minna

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