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Geidam Attack: We Informed Army About Boko Haram Attack But They Ignored Us —Chairman

Uthtaz Goni Sanda Kusur, Chairman Stakeholders' Forum, Geidam Local Government Area of Yobe State.

DAMATURU – The Chairman Geidam stakeholders’ forum, Uthtaz Goni Sanda Kusur, has blamed the military for the attack on their town and environs.
He stated this today at the WAWA Hall, Government House, Damaturu on the occasion of the presentation of relief items by North East Development Commission (NEDC) to the victims of insurgency in Geidam.

According to him, prior to the attack he has been communicating with the relevant Security top brass, Special Adviser to the Governor on Security Matters, General Dahiru Abdulsalam, the military Commanding officer of Geidam.

He said: “I have been communicating with the CO and telling him to be proactive by preventing the Insurgents from entering the town 30 kilometers away a village Digeltura, unknown to me he was not in town, later one young captain was asked to take charge but after some moments, his phone was not reachable our people suffered loss of many lives and properties, displaced from our houses”.

Weeping in tears, he said “Let’s all stop commending the military because they failed us in the preventable Geidam attack, let’s tell ourselves the truth”.

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