From Tom Garba, Yola
Head of Civil Service in Madagali Local Council, Adamawa State, Mr Richard Jesman, has said that the intermittently incursion of Boko Haram into the borders areas of Madagali and environs was being aided by the sons and daughters of the area who had joint Boko Haram and knew the area well.
Richard said: “Boko Haram are no longer as active as they used to be because of how they have been disjointed and displaced. The recent killings of 7 people and setting ablaze of 10 Houses of notable people in the area was done by our own children who joint Boko Haram. The incessant attacks in the area is as a result of how Madagali is strategically located as it is sharing common borders with Borno and Sambisa forest, aided by our children know the terrain more than the military men stationed in that area.”
Jesman revealed that in the last attack “a boy came back from their hidden camp and threatened to kill his father after killing many people in a village called Kirchinga. His father ran away and the boy set his family house on fire.”
Confirming the incident, the member representing Madagali Constituency in the Adamawa House of Assembly, Hon. Emmanuel Tsandu, said: “The vigilante and local hunters seem to work better than the military in the area because they are very much conversant with the terrain than the Nigerian soldiers.”
Tsadu called on government and well-meaning Nigerians to help the people of Madagali as “it is the only the remaining local government in Adamawa that is experiencing Boko Haram in recent days.”