After the dreaded Boko Haram terrorists stormed Geidam town in Yobe State on Friday, they distributed letters to residents before the attack, notifying them that they had come to fight a Jihad war with the Nigerian Army.
In the notices circulated across town by the insurgents and written in Hausa, the terrorists warned that they would kill anyone who prevented them from carrying out Jihad or anyone who collaborated with the Nigerian Army.
SaharaReporters obtained the notice circulated by Boko Haram from a resident, whose summary reads, “We are fighting Jihad war; we are only going to attack the military, their collaborators and anyone who prevents us from carrying out our Jihad.”
“The copies of the letter written in Hausa were distributed to residents of Geidam on Friday late afternoon before the attacks began,” a source revealed.
Earlier, the Boko Haram sect attacked Geidam town, the headquarters of Geidam Local Government Area of Yobe State.
Geidam is the hometown of the acting Inspector General of Police, Usman Baba Alkali.
The town is about 200km from Damaturu, the Yobe State capital and one of the border towns between Nigeria and the Niger Republic.
It was gathered that the insurgents invaded the town with several gun trucks at about 6pm.