Friday, July 15, 2011

Tension mounts, states evacuate indigenes from Borno

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SECURITY concerns heightened across Nigeria yesterday as the military and police continued with their offensive against the Boko Haram sect that has made Borno State and some neighbouring states ungovernable.

Some state governments and a federal agency hurriedly embarked on measures to evacuate their indigenes and corps members from Maiduguri, where the attacks and counter-attacks had been fierce.

An usual heavy presence of police and State Security Services (SSS) personnel were noticed in some Government Houses in the South-West and South-East zones. Even journalists were prevented from covering state functions as SSS operatives simply turned them back at the gates of the Government Houses and venue of such events.

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