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Please help us stop Boko Haram’s attack on Adamawa – Fintiri Begs Military

Adamawa State Acting Governor, Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri, has appealed for calm, assuring the people that the deteriorating security situation in the State would soon be brought under control.

The dreaded Boko Haram sect has continued to attack major towns in the State, bringing about five Local Government Areas under its control in the process.

Acting Governor Fintiri, in a State broadcast on Tuesday, confirmed that the sect attacked Madagali and Michika Councils, killing scores and rendering several others homeless.

Last weekend, the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), in a statement also confirmed Boko Haram’s attack on Gulak, during which scores were killed and many others wounded.

Fintiri, however assured the people that he has reported the development to the nation’s Military High Command that has assured him of intervention in the shortest possible time.

To ameliorate the sufferings of the displaced people, the Acting Governor said the emergency agency will provide them with basic necessities of life

The Acting Governor said, “Events of the past Four days in which insurgents have made incursions into the Headquarters of Madagali and Michika Local Government Areas of the State, leading to the displacement of scores of people and loss of lives have become an unfortunate chapter in our history.

“On behalf of the Government and the people of Adamawa State, let me once more, deeply sympathize with the people of the Two Local Government Areas and hasten to re-assure that everything that needs to be done is being done to bring the situation under control.

“As part of the Adamawa State Government’s readiness to cushion the hardship and the fallout of the unfortunate incidents, the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) in Conjunction with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) have been directed to identify the hapless victims and provide them with all possible relief immediately.

“Furthermore, I have just held an Emergency Security meeting with all the Service Commanders and Commissioner of Police and have spoken to the Military High Command who have re-assured us of immediate response to halt the incursions within the shortest possible time.

“I hereby call for calm in the affected Areas and that no one should panic, raise false alarms and rumours capable of further throwing innocent people into confusion. I passionately appeal to all Citizens in Mubi and surrounding villages to remain where they are and not move out as the Military and Security are on high alert and ready to defend the area.

“Finally, I urge all Citizens of the State not to panic and regard troop movement in and around the affected areas not as a retreat but the normal troop rotation as events unfold”.