Boko Haram fighters invade Yobe State Governor Ibrahim Geidam’s Hometown, Geidam, the hometown of came under Boko Haram attack yesterday. Some residents of the town, which is the headquarters of Geidam local government area of the state, said most of the Boko Haram attackers looked like Touareg fighters from Mali. Mustapha Yunusa said he saw a large number of the fighters through the window from his house, located on the main access road into Geidam town when the insurgents invaded. “I was able to see most of the boys because my house is located very close to the main road entering Geidam. I saw them in large numbers. They came in a convoy of Hilux vans before they disembarked and divided themselves and started shouting all kinds of sounds in Arabic. Most of the boys look very much like the Malian Touaregs,” Yunusa said. Another resident said many residents ran out of Geidam as it became clear that the insurgents would attack the town. “We got news that the insurgents were advancing to Geidam from Borno State through Damasak to Geidam so many people fled to other villages,” a resident said.
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