Council Chairman Threatens To Seek Refuge In Cameroon Over Incessant Boko Haram Attacks


By Tom Garba/Yola- Worried by the frequent Boko Haram attacks on Madagali Local Government Area, the Council chairman, Yusuf Muhammed, has threatened to relocate to Cameroon Republic for safety.

Muhammed expressed his fear Thursday during the presentation of relief materials donated by NEMA to communities affected by recent Boko Haram attacks in Gulak town, the Council headquarters.

The Chairman who expressed shock over attacks and destruction on villages in the area said that distribution of food to the affected communities was not their top priority.

“Our top priority in Madagali local government area is security not food,” Muhammed said, urging Government to as a matter of urgency bring lasting solutions to the excessive attacks and destruction on the people.

“If the deadly attack continues, we have no other alternative than to relocate to Cameroon Republic.” Muhammed said.

He complained that the people of the area were more hit by the insurgency attack in the state and yet were neglected as if they were not Nigerians.

The Council boss revealed that Boko Haram were just three kilometers away from Madagali area and was among the reason they find it easy to attack any community at will.

He urged the government to deploy more soldiers to the area to protect lives and properties of innocent people of the area.

Also complaining, Senator Binta Garba (APC Adamawa Northern), confirmed what the Council chairman said as “true”.

Garba lamented that both Madagali and Michika local government areas were neglected in terms of Federal government relief materials intervention.

“Are we really part of Nigeria, If yes, Government should prove that to us and treat us as Nigerians,” Garba said.

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 he would table their grievances before the senate when he returns to Abuja.

In his remarks, Director General of NEMA, Mustafa Maihaja, who was represented by Air Commodore, Sunday Ohemu, said that the relief materials were part of government intervention meant to bring succor to the community.

It reports that three trucks full loaded of assorted food and non-food items presented to the community.


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