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Bandits direct fresh attention to telecoms, target facilities

Bauchi State Government announced Monday the infiltration of Boko Haram insurgents from neighbouring Yobe State in four local government areas destroying some telecoms facilities.

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According to CommunicationWeek, lhaji Sabiu Baba, secretary to the government (SSG),Bauchi State announced this at a news conference on Monday.

Baba listed Zaki, Gamawa, Darazo and Dambam as some of the affected Local Government Areas, infiltrated by the terrorists.

He said the insurgents reportedly vandalised telecommunication masts in Gamawa.

The SSG said security operatives arrested five persons in connection with the vandalism of the telecommunication mast in Gamawa, adding that already the state government has beefed up security around the neighbouring communities.

He noted that the state government has identified some security threats associated with an influx of people into the state from Yobe where Boko Haram has been wreaking havoc.

Baba said Governor Bala Mohammed has provided the needed support to security operatives to intensify patrol and surveillance, especially border communities with Yobe.

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