Yobe State Organizes Prayer to Combat Boko Haram Attacks on Electricity Towers, Engages Imams to Offer Sacrifice

Boko Haram
Boko Haram

In response to ongoing attacks by Boko Haram terrorists targeting electricity towers connecting Yobe and Borno states, the Yobe State government organized prayer sessions to combat the menace.

According to Sahara reporters, it was gathered that the Boko Haram had been targeting the towers that connected Yobe and Borno states to the national grid in recent times. The towers are part of the Jos-Gombe grid, which serves Borno and Yobe states with electricity.

Zagazola Makama, a counter-insurgency expert in the Lake Chad region, stated that the state governor, Mai Mala Buni led a crowd of Muslim clerics to recite the Holy Quran and pray to God to punish the insurgents who destroyed the towers on Wednesday, May 15, 2024, after his government had repaired 330 KVA towers that were destroyed by insurgents near Kasaisa village in the Gujba LGA of the state.

After the recitation of the Holy Quran by Muslim clerics and students, cows were also sacrificed for Allah to expose and punish the Boko Haram for destroying the electricity towers in the state.

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“The prayer session was for Allah to expose and punish the criminals, their sponsors, their supporters, those who helped them with the tools used in the destruction of the towers, their transporters to the scene of the crime, whoever knows but refuses to expose them; buyers of the vandalized tower parts, and transformer thieves,” Makama said. 

Recall that the Yola Electricity Distribution Company (YEDC) recently revealed that the terrorists first destroyed the towers in December 2023 and then again in February 2024, all of which were rebuilt by the Yobe State government.

Also, the Islamic State of the West African Province (ISWAP) terrorists destroyed another 330KVA high-tension transmission line along Maiduguri-Damaturu Highway.

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