Members of the Boko Haram insurgents have allegedly established new bases in some parts of Yobe and Adamawa states, security sources revealed.
According to SaharaReporters, Boko Haram established hideouts in Geidam and some other parts of Yobe State.
Other new bases of the insurgents were established in Tarmuwa and Yunusari local governments areas of Yobe State; Mubi, Madagali and Gombi local government areas of Adamawa State.
Meanwhile, Boko Haram Tuesday night abducted three customs officers and carted away foodstuff and medicines during an attack on Geidam in Yobe State.
Idris Modu Geidam, a resident of Geidam town said that Boko Haram left them empty as they looted their food items and took away their means of livelihoods.
He stated that the insurgents came from the Maine Sorowa road in the northern part of the town and started shooting sporadically as everyone fled to avoid being killed.
Maine–Sorowa is on the Nigeria-Niger Republic border and is about 45km from Geidam town. Geidam is about 182 km away from Damaturu, the Yobe State capital in the northeast Nigeria where the fight between the troops and Boko Haram is in its 11th year.
Residents also stated that the insurgents abducted three officers of the Nigerian Customs Service, who had just been transferred from the Bauchi command.
Security sources said they took away the officers after driving into the town through the Geidam-Maine–Sorowa road.
The officers were stationed at a checkpoint on the road when the insurgents made an inroad for the fourth time to try to take control of Geidam town.
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