Two Nigerian Customs Service officers have been declared missing after Tuesday’s Boko Haram attack in Geidam Local Government of Area of Yobe State.
The personnel were not found after the gun duel between the 159 Task Force Brigade soldiers and the terrorists.
“After foiling the attack, troops pursued the criminals who fled into the bush, before we learnt that two Customs officers were missing,” a military source told PR Nigeria.
Efforts are underway to find them. Geidam is 182km from Damaturu, the Yobe State capital.
The town was attacked around 5:30pm on Tuesday. The terrorists broke into shops to loot food and drugs.
They invaded from their new camps around Malari Zango, Abduri, Buhari, Degaltura, Kayidiri, Garin Liman, Gumsari Gagala, and Gorrgo.
The villages are all in Yunusari Local Government Area.
Boko Haram had chased some villagers out of the communities.
Those evicted are now refugees in Geidam town.
There are more than 2.7 million internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Northeastern Nigeria, according to the United Nations.