Boko Haram Prevents Yobe Governor Gaidam From Voting

By Bulama Kaka

Boko Haram members on Saturday prevented the Yobe state Governor, Ibrahim Gaidam from casting his vote.

A statement issued by the Director-General for Press Affairs to the governor, Abdullahi Bego confirmed the situation on Saturday.

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The statement said the governor’s decision followed reports of attacks on two communities in the early hours of Saturday.

It explained that Governor Gaidam could not travel to his Bukarti ward near Gaidam town  230 kilometres away from the state capital to cast his vote.

“This is because of the incident in Gaidam town early in the day, which has already been brought under control and voting is now underway there, the security agencies would naturally seek to reinforce and increase security around the governor for him to travel to cast his vote, ‘’ the statement said.

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“That increased security around the governor will mean that vital security resources that are needed elsewhere in the state would have to be diverted and allocated to the governor.