Latest reports from Michika local government area of Adamawa state, northern Nigeria, informed that no fewer than 500 houses have been destroyed in Kubi and Watu villages by Boko Haram insurgents. According to Vanguard report, the dreaded Islamist militants are in full control of Michika and Madagali local governments of Adamawa state.
It was gathered from residents in both villages that the absence of Military personnel in Michika and its environs has completely dampened the hope of the people that the insurgents will be wiped out soonest.
“ Since the complete take-over of Michika and Madagali by the insurgents on the 7th of September 2014, no single soldier is noticed in Michika Community.
“The only thing we hear is Jet fighters that came from Yola to drop bombs and go back. Our people are in the state of complete helplessness .
Government seems not to be coming to our aids as the insurgents control everything in our local government,” the villagers lamented from their hideouts.
They claimed the Boko Haram terrorists are killing and maiming their people, adding that nobody is allow to bury the dead.
The villagers also alleged that only Vimtim, the hometown of the Chief of Defence Staff, Air marshal Alex Badeh, has been fortified by the military.
They called on the Federal Government to ensure that military personnel are deployed to all the affected areas to assure the people that the FG cares about them.
The residents also accused politicians in the state of abandoning them when they needed them most.
They said that: “Adamawa state Acting Governor, Alhaji Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri, Senator Bindow Jibrilla representing Adamawa Northern Zone, Member house Reps, for Michika and Madagali Federal Constituency, Mr Tistsi Gana our member in the Adamawa State House of Assembly, Mr Adamu Kamale have all not been of any assistance to us since the take over of Michika by the insurgents.”
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