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Published On: Tue, Jan 2nd, 2018

Boko Haram: 5,247 Muslims killed in 7 LGAs of Adamawa- Muslim Council

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From Umar Dankano Yola

As the security challenge of Boko Haram insurgency seems to be winding down in the North Eastern states of the country due to military troops doggedness in the battle,the Adamawa state Muslim council has confirmed the killing of 5,247 of its members in the crisis.
The council affirmed that, they lost their lives in the crisis that affected seven local government areas of the state.
In a report on the crisis signed by the branch chairman of the council Alhaji Abubakar Sahabo Magaji and Secretary General, Alhaji Ismaila Moddibo Umaru,it was disclosed that 5,161 Muslims sustained various degrees of injuries.
The report indicated that 12, 732 Muslims properties including houses, mosques, livestock and farm produce worth N81.6 billion were destroyed in the affected local government areas of Madagali, Michika, Maiha, Mubi North, Mubi South, Hong and Gombi.
The report said that Madagali Local Government has the highest number of dead with 2,500 people while Hong has the least number with 68.
Michika local has the highest number of property lost worth 23.3 billion while Maiha has the least with N157 million worth of properties.
The report which was presented to the Governor of Adamawa, Alhaji Muhammadu Bindow, recommended among others support for the victims by the Presidential Committee on North East Initiative and reconstruction of places of worship and Islamiya schools destroyed.
It also recommended beefing of more security personnel and financial support to local vigilante groups assisting the military in the fight against the insurgency.

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