By Tom Garba, Yola – The Madagali Local Government head of civil service, Richard Jesman, has lamented the incessant terrorist attacks in the area, blaming it on its sons and daughters who are members of the Boko Haram insurgents.
Mr. Jesman regretted that the constant attacks of Boko Haram in the borders areas of Madagali and environs is as a results of many sons and daughters of the area that have joint Boko Haram and now returning back and attacking the area.
Speaking in Yola on the spate of recent attacks by Boko Haram Mr. Jesman said: “The defunct Boko Haram are no more much in operation the way they use to be because of how they have been disjointed and displaced, the recent killings of 7 people and setting ablaze 10 Houses of notable people in the area was discovered been done by our own children who joint Boko Haram group”.
He explained that Madagali is prone to such frequent attacks because of its proximity to the operational base of insurgents.
“Madagali is strategically located as it is sharing common borders with Borno and Sambisa forest and is only their children that know the terrain more than the military men stationed in that area.”
When asked whether they can pin point those doing the havoc among their children, Jesman revealed that in the last attack a boy came back from their hidden camp and threatened to kill his father after killing many people in a village called Kirchinga. His Father ran and the boy set their house on fire.
While confirming the incident, the member representing Madagali Constituency in the Adamawa House of Assembly, Hon. Emmanuel Tsandu added that: The vigilantee and local hunters seems to work more than the military in the area is all because they are very much conversant with the terrain than the Nigerian soldiers.
He called on Government and well meaning Nigerian to have an immediate help to the people of Madagali as is only the remaining LGA in Adamawa that is experiencing Boko Haram in recent days.