While reports of insurgents surrendering from Nigeria to Cameroon raised hope the country was winning the war against terrorism, recent attacks by Islamist sect Boko Haram on Kubi and Watu villages of Michika local government area of Adamawa state shows there is much more to be done to end insurgency in Nigeria.
At least 500 houses were destroyed in the two communities as the terrorists are in full control of Michika and Madagali local governments of Adamawa state, reports say.
“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 come from Yola to drop bombs and go back. Our people are in the state of complete helplessness ,” Vanguard quoted local villagers as saying in a telephone interview.
“Government seems not to be coming to our aids as the insurgents control everything in our local government,” they lamented.
Angered by the way the government seemed to have abandoned them, the villagers alleged that the hometown of the Chief of Defence Staff, Air marshal Alex Badeh, Vimtim, has however enjoyed huge military presence.
They therefore called on the government to urgently send help in form of troops to the affected areas, if not for anything, to make the people of the area feel that Nigeria has not forgotten them.
The people of Michika slammed Adamawa State political class for abandoning them at this trying period.
“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 on the 7th of September,” the villagers alleged.