A suspected Boko Haram terrorist, who feigned madness, narrowly escaped arrest at Buni Yadi town in Gujba Local Government Part of Yobe on Tuesday.
The Commander, 27 Task Force Brigade, Damaturu, Colonel Usman Yusuf, gave the order to arrest the supposedly madman when he was sighted in one of many dilapidated buildings in the deserted town.
As troops advanced to carry out the order, the suspect, who wore a bright garment by having an unkempt hair and chanting some incantations, disappeared.
The incident occurred when the commander led a small grouping of newsmen were on a guided tour of towns recently liberated from Boko Haram insurgents, visited Buni Yadi to see things for themselves. Yusuf, however, assured that the troops would fish out the suspect soon.The suspect was thought to be on a surveillance mission for the insurgents but pretended to be insane. In line with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Gujba and Gulani Local Government areas in Yobe were captured by the insurgents in July 2014 and remained under their control for nine months.
You will find 17 local governments in the state. But Gujba, including its headquarters, Buni Yadi, were liberated within the last three weeks, while operation to free Gulani was ongoing, based on Yusuf. He described Buni Yadi town as one of many strongholds of the insurgents in the state.
The terrorists blew up the sole bridge linking the neighborhood government area with their state capital, Damaturu, and other towns shortly after they occupied the area. Before retreating from Buni Yadi, additionally they burnt down the majority of the houses, schools, the Local Government secretariat, motor parks, court, the Emir’s palace and market. Besides troops on guard, the supposedly madman, your pet dog and a pet were the sole living beings sighted in the deserted town.
The commander listed other towns recaptured by troops in their state to add: Fkayel, Gulani, tetteba, Bunsa, Bularafa, Kukuwa Geri and Buni Geri.