Yobe State Police Command has cautioned citizens of the State to be more vigilant following the influx of an outsized number of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) into the State.
ASP Dungus Abdulkarim, the Command’s PR Officer, during a statement released on Thursday, indicated that the new arrivals are mostly from Gubio, Magumeri, Kaga, also as Kunduga government areas of Borno State.
The PPRO believed that the IDPs relocated from their ancestral homes thanks to incessant attacks by unknown gunmen terrorizing their communities while in search of food items and other valuables.
“In a proactive move, over two thousand (2,000) IDPs thus far are profiled by the command for security reasons, while the influx of persons into the state is yet ongoing.
“The new arrivals have thus far settled in areas which include Geidam, Tarmuwa, and Gujba LGAs of Yobe State also as Isori, Kukareta, Kasasa and Kalallawa villages around the capital, Damaturu”, Abdulkarim noted.
He added that the Command had since commenced an investigation with regards to the causes of the displacement while placing necessary strategies to make sure public safety and stop criminal elements from taking advantage of things.
The PPRO, however, on behalf of the Command urged the great people of Yobe State “to be vigilant and report all suspicious person(s), object(s) and vehicle(s) to the closest police headquarters or formation.”