The Governor of Niger State, Sani Bello, has said that the nation’s capital, Abuja is not safe from Boko Haram attack.
Bello, who spoke in an interview with journalists on Monday in Abuja, said Boko Haram terrorists had taken over a part of the state, hoisting their flag in Kaure village from where they had made incursions into more than 50 villages.
The Governor added that 3,000 villagers escaped to Minna on Sunday night alone for fear of being killed by the rampaging insurgents.
Bello further stated that several other residents ran to camps in Gwada and other places nearby.
He said, “I am confirming that there are Boko Haram elements around Kaure in the Shiroro Local Government of Niger State. They have taken over the territory. They have hoisted their flag. I am confirming to you now that they have taken over the wives of people by force.
“The majority of the displaced persons will have to remain in this camp in Minna because their villages have been taken over by Boko Haram terrorists and bandits. Their wives have been seized from them and forcefully attached to Boko Haram elements.”
The governor warned that the Boko Haram terrorists were trying to make Kaure that is only two hours drive to Abuja their operational base.
He revealed that the outcry of the state for the Federal Government to come to their aid is yet to yield desired results.