Boko Haram: Madagali elders express fears over food crisis


Elders in Madagali Boko Haram-recaptured local government area of Adamawa state have cried out over they described as the “high possibilities of hunger that will ravage the communities of the area as a result of the Boko Haram incessant attacks.”
Appreciating the efforts of the federal and state governments, in recording significant successes in checking the activities of the evil men, they said, however, that “because of the area’s proximity to Sambisa forest, the attacks are being carried out on weekly basis.”
The meeting was at the instance of chairman of the local council, Yusuf Mohammed, with the intention to consult widely in order find a lasting solution to incessant killings by Boko Haram members.
A 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 to find ways to stop the killings.
Barrister Ahme Ali Guluk, in a chat with newsmen shortly after the meeting, said the insurgents had devastated their communities, despite the efforts being made by the President Muhammadu Buhari government, Madagali “is still at the receiving end of their attacks.”
Yusuf appreciated Governor Muhammadu Umaru Jibrilla Bindow using the military and local hunters and vigilantes to drastically reduce the killings by the insurgents.
Troops arrest herdsman with bullet-proof vest in Benue
Troops on patrol have arrested a herdsman with a locally made bullet-proof vest and cutlass at Chegba village in logo local government area of Benue state.
A statement signed by Aliyu Yusuf yesterday said the suspect had been handed over to the police.
Yusuf, a colonel, also said that troops during the patrol intervened in a violent clash between hunters and herdsmen in Obi local government area following a distress call.
In related development, Yusuf said troops on patrol named Ayem Akpatuma, Cat Race, also seized a locally made pistol with one live cartridge at Gidan Kiya village, Ibbi local government area of Taraba state.
He call on the residents of the areas where the exercise was taking place to continue to cooperate with the troops by providing useful information and to report any suspicious movement to security agencies. (NAN)

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