Boko Haram terrorists have hoisted their flag in Kaure village, Shiroro Local Government Area of Niger State.
Abubakar Bello, the state governor, disclosed this when he visited the Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp at the IBB Primary School near the palace of Emir of Minna.
It was stated that the primary school was quickly converted to an IDP camp, following the sacking of nearly 5,000 villagers from their homes in Shiroro and Munya local government areas.
“I am confirming that there are Boko Haram elements around Kaure in Shiroro local government of Niger state. They have taken over the territory, they have installed their flag,” Bello said.
He warned that the terrorists are trying to make Kaure their home and headquarters like they did to Sambisa forest, adding that while Sambisa forest is several kilometres away from Abuja, Kaure is only two hours drive to the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
He explained that his administration has been engaging the Federal Government to come to the aid of the state in dealing with insecurity.
He, however, lamented that the action has not yielded the desired results.