Boko Haram: Famine, Hunger Loom In Madagali

Governor Muhammadu Jibrillah Bindow of Adamawa State

From Tom Garba, Yola
Incessant attacks by Boko Haram have put Madagali Local Government, Adamawa State in line for a looming famine and hunger, elders in the council have raised the alarm.
The elders converged for a consultative meeting in Yola, the state capital, to chart a common cause in stopping lingering attacks in the area, which have been hindering farming activities for several seasons now.
However, the elders lauded efforts by the federal and state government towards warding off Boko Haram attacks in the council, which is close to the Sambisa forest base of the attackers.
The meeting was conveyed by Chairman of the local council, Yusuf Mohammed, and prominent sons and daughters of the local government from across party and religious lines were at the meeting.
Former Governor of Adamawa, Bala James Ngilari, Deputy Speaker, Adamawa State House of Assembly, Emmanuel Tsandu, Prof. Abba Waziri, Deputy Provost Federal College of Education (FCE), Dr JB Malgwa, Mrs Mary Inusa and Justice Abdulaziz Waziri were among many personalities in attendance at the meeting.
Barr Ahmed Ali Guluk who spoke with the media shortly after the meeting said Boko Haram had devastated Madagali local government despite the efforts made by the federal and state government.
Tsandu lamented that the recent attacks suggested that insurgents were still very active and dangerous, as opposed to claims by President Muhammadu Buhari that they have been defeated.
Yusuf commended Governor Jibrilla Bindow for his support to the troops and local vigilantes fighting the insurgents.
He commended the attendees for coming for the meeting with a view to finding lasting solutions to the attacks on Madagali .

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