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Published On: Mon, Nov 27th, 2017

Insurgency: Madagali council chair threatens to relocate to Cameroon Republic

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From Umar Dankano,Yola.

The Executive Chairman of Madagali Local Government Area in Adamawa state, Honourable Yusuf Muhammad has charged the Federal Government to step up security of his council bordering troubled Sambisa Forest.
Honourable Muhammad who threatened to relocate to neighbouring Republic of Cameroun if nothing is done to the present deterioraing security the area decried that the laxity on the security situation is creating more deadly attacks by the remnant terrorists hiding in mountainous Sambisa forest.
Muhammad made the threat known public during presentation of relief materials donated by NEMA to communities affected by recent Boko Haram sect attacks in Gulak town, the headquarters of the council on Thursday.
He expressed shock and dismay over recent frequent attacks and destruction of villages in the area , lamenting that distribution of food to the affected communities was not their top priority but provision of fortified security at all times.
The council boss revealed that Boko Haram were just three kilometres away from Madagali area and was among the reason they find it easy to attack any community at will.
He urged for the government to deploy more soldiers in the area to protect the lives of innocent people of the area.
Also complaining, Senator Binta Garba ( APC) Adamawa Northern Senatorial District, confirmed what the council chairman said as nothing but the fact on how bad the situation is.
Responding, the Chairman, Senate Committee on Special Duties, Senator Abdul, Azeez Nyako, thanked the council chairman for heartily revealing what is affecting his people.
Nyako assured the people of the area that if he return to Abuja ,he will table the matter before the Red Chamber.
In his remarks, Alhaji Mustafa Maihaja, Director General of NEMA, who was represented by Air Commodore, Sunday Ohemu, said that the relief materials was part of government intervention meant to bring succor to the community.

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