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Buhari meets service chiefs, ministers as terrorists kill nine in Yobe

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari today met with heads of security establishments and some Ministers at the State House in Abuja.

The meeting comes after recommendations by the National Council of State over the security challenges in the country.

This follows an attack by terrorists on Geidam community in Yobe State.

The locals told Channels Television via telephone conversation that the suspected insurgents came by foot at around 9pm and moved straight to a drinking joint located at Kwari ward, slaughtered nine persons and injured two others.

The locals further explained the attackers took the residents and the military base at Geidam unaware as there was no gun battle. According to their accounts, the terrorists silently sneaked into the town, executed their mission and left.

lthough the military on receiving the information responded swiftly the attackers had already fled into bush.

Also, two blocks of classroom were reportedly burnt down by the attackers at Government Technical Secondary School, Geidam.

As at time of filing-in this report, security authorities were yet to confirm the attack.

Geidam which is the hometown of Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali-Baba and is located 177 kilometers away from Damaturu the state capital, shares border with Niger Republic and Damasak, which is believed to be one of the strongholds of the terrorists in Borno state.

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