YOLA/By Tom Garba – The Elders of Madagali LGA of Adamawa state has raised an alarm over what it called a looming famine in the entire communities of the area because of Boko Haram incessant attacks.
The elders who converged for a consultative meeting in Yola to proffer solution to incessant attacks by insurgents, observed that it has hampered farming activities in the last seasons noting that it would bring famines if serious action is not taken.
While appreciating the efforts of the Federal and state government’s significant successes that has weakened the Boko Haram insurgency, it further observed that the area because of its proximity to Sambisa forest is susceptible to constant attacks on weekly basis.
The meeting which was conveyed by the Executive chairman of the local council, Yusuf Mohammed, was aimed at finding a lasting solution to the incessant killings of their people by the Boko Haram sect.
Prominent sons and daughters irrespective of political and religion divide were at the meeting.
The former Governor of Adamawa state, Bala James Ngilari, Deputy Speaker of Adamawa state House of Assembly, Hon. Emmanuel Tsandu, Professor Abba Waziri, Deputy Provost Federal College of Education (FCE), Dr JB Malgwa,Mrs Mary Inusa and Justice Abdulaziz Waziri were among many personalities that came together.
Barr Ahmed Ali Gulak who spoke to journalists shortly after the meeting said Madagali is still at the receiving end of the Boko Haram attacks which have devastated their communities, despite the efforts by the Buhari government.
According to him the meeting would offer solutions considering the calibers of people that turns out for the sake of their LGA.
The Deputy Speaker in the state’s House of Assembly, Emmanuel Tsandu, lamented that the recent attacks suggest that insurgents are still much active. He however expressed hope that government would address their concerns.
Yusuf who conveyed the meeting appreciate Governor Muhammadu Umaru Bindow for his constant support in the fight against insurgency.
He commended all the people for coming together, assuring that the deliberations and discussion on the plight of Madagali would get to the ears of authority concern to end the operations of Boko Haram.