Yobe State Police Command has observed the movement of a large number of migrants from Gubio, Magumeri, Kaga, and Konduga Local Government Areas of Borno State into Yobe State.
They are believed to have relocated from their ancestral homes due to incessant attacks by unknown gunmen terrorizing their communities while in search of food items and other valuables.
ASP Dungus Abdulkarim Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Yobe Police Command, revealed in a statement made available to newsmen on Thursday, He said: “In a proactive move, 2,000 migrants so far have been profiled by the command for security reasons while the influx of persons into the state is yet ongoing.
“The migrants have so far settled in areas which include Geidam, Tarmuwa, and Gujba LGAs of Yobe State as well as Isori, Kuka Reta, Kasesa, and Kalallawa Villages around the state capital, Damaturu.
“The Command has commenced an investigation with regards to the cause of the migration while emplacing necessary strategies to ensure public safety and prevent criminal elements from taking advantage of the situation.
“In this vein, the Command urges the good people of Yobe State to be vigilant and report all suspicious person(s), object(s), and Vehicle(s) to the nearest Police Station/formation.
In another development, the prevalence of Road Traffic Accidents in the state has become a cause for concern as available statistics revealed that, over 200 cases of motor traffic accidents were recorded by the State Traffic Department between 1st January 2020 to date.”
He said: “Forty-One (41) were Fatal Motor Accidents in which One Hundred and Forty-Seven (147) persons died as a result and many others suffered various degrees of injuries.
“Investigation further revealed that over speeding, violation of traffic regulations, negligence, and reckless driving among others contributed to the high rate of accidents.
“To this end, the Command is calling on all and sundry to adhere to Traffic regulations, obey road signs, drive with due care and diligence in order to save lives.”
Dungus warned that any person found violating traffic regulation would be arrested and subsequently prosecuted.
The Commissioner of Police, therefore, enjoins the good people of Yobe state to remain committed to ensuring support for Police in the maintenance of public safety and security in the state.