Gov. Murtala Nyako of Adamawa State has declared that those attacking and killing villagers are outsiders, who have no stake in the state.
He, therefore, called on border communities to be more vigilant and report any suspicious persons around the communities to the security agencies in order to forestall further attacks.
The governor made this call when he paid an official visit to Madagali community to commiserate with the people of Chakawa village over a recent attack by suspected Boko Haram gunmen, which left scores dead and several others injured.
The governor also commended the Christian community for not launching reprisal attacks on Muslims and urged them to continue to co-habit with one another in peace as they had done for a long period of time.
Nyako, who had earlier inaugurated a seven man committee to rehabilitate and integrate victims of Boko Haram attacks in the state, accused enemies with ulterior motives of perpetrating the evil even as he called on the people to continue to pray fervently to God to expose the evil-doers.
“Some people outside Adamawa are behind the killings as Adamawa people are peace-loving and could not descend to killing one another. Let of us engage in fervent prayers for God to expose the ugly faces of the evil few who are bent in causing anarchy in our land”, Nyako said.
The Adamawa governor, while addressing the affected families, described the incident as not only ungodly but unacceptable, adding that the government would do everything possible within its powers to bring the attackers to book.
Nyako was accompanied by the senator representing Adamawa North at the National Asembly, Senator Mohammed Jibrilla Bindowo and the Speaker, Adamawa State House of Assembly, Hon. Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri to Chakawa village.
Receiving the governor’s delegation on behalf of the affected victims, the leader of the Church, Rev. Father Oddesy, thanked Mr. Nyako for the visit and pleaded with the state government to assist in rehabilitating the people of the community.