From Ahmed Kaigama, Bauchi
Members of Kala-Balge local government area in Borno state have appealed to federal government to redeploy more troops in the area for their safety just as a pregnant woman fleeing from one of the attacks of Boko Haram at the community delivered a baby girl in the bush.
It could be recalled that the Kala-Balge community was recently celebrated for successfully defending the community from the attack of Boko-Haram, killing over 200 members of the insurgents in the process.
An indigene if the area, Abba Adulmumuni told journalists in Bauchi that, “As a result of that attack one month ago, the Boko-Haram members have regrouped and are massively killing the people of Kala-Balge community. Infact, as I am talking to you now, almost all the people of Kala-Balge villages and towns have fled. Some of them are in the border between Cameroun and Nigeria while some are in the bush”.
Abba who said that he has not heard from his mother and many of his relations who fled since the sustained attacks on Kala-Balge, appealed to the federal government to immediately deploy troops and bring relief materials to the people.
“The people of Kala-Balge are calling on the federal government to deploy troops to that area because in the next few days there will be humanitarian crisis if something urgent is not done.
“The people are suffering. They have started dying because of starvation and we want the federal government to urgently send troops that will protect these poor suffering Nigerians.
“Nobody is speaking for these people and saying anything, even the member that is representing the area in the state assembly, even the local government chairman is not saying anything.
“What the people of Kala- Balge need at the moment are one: security protection and relief materials. The federal government should kindly save these people from hunger and starvation because they are Nigerians”, Abba stated.