The whereabouts of Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe State have been unknown since Boko Haram insurgents swooped on Geidam on Friday.
It’s unclear if Buni is in the state or in Abuja where he usually spends most of the time attending to issues of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), which he chairs.
Buni has been in charge of APC since Adams Oshiomhole was sacked by a court.
Many residents of Geidam have been on the run since Boko Haram insurgents and the military exchanged firepower on Friday.
After airstrikes by the military, the insurgents beat retreat but they returned hours later and have been wreaking havoc on the town since then.
About 11 persons of the same family were reportedly killed as a result of an explosive that struck their home at Saminaka Area close to military camp in Geidam.