The Governor of Niger state, Abubakar Bello, has confirmed that Boko Haram terrorists have hoisted their flag in Kaure village, Shiroro Local Council of the state.
Bello revealed this while speaking in Minna yesterday when he visited the Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) Camp at the IBB Primary School near the Emir of Minna’s palace.
He also said the terrorists forcefully took over the wives of some of the villagers and allocated them to themselves.
The primary school was hurriedly turned to IDP camp following the sacking of nearly 5,000 villagers from their ancestral homes in Shiroro and Munya local councils by bandits who raided the towns over the weekend.
Bello said: “I am confirming that there are Boko Haram elements here in Niger State. Here in Kaure, I am confirming that they have hoisted their flags here. Their wives have been seized from them and forcefully attached to Boko Haram members.
“I just heard that they have placed their flags at Kaure, meaning they have taken over the territory. This is what I have been engaging the Federal Government on. Unfortunately, it has now got to this level. If care is not taken, even Abuja is not safe.”