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Boko Haram: Michika CAN Chairman still missing

The Michika LG branch chairman of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Lawan Andimi is still missing since Thursday when insurgents attack on the Adamawa town was repelled by the military and hunters.

The District Head of Michika, Mr Ngida Zakawa, made this known Saturday while receiving Adamawa State Government Delegation led the Deputy Governor, Chief Crowther Seth to Michika to sympathize with people over the Thursday incident

Zakawa said some women told him they saw the CAN chairman boarding a hilux van whose occupants could not be ascertain.

“We did not lost any civilian life but some shops were were looted by the insurgents, while the whereabout of CAN chairman which some women claimed they saw boarding a hilux van is still unknown.

“We want to thank you for this timely visit to Michika to sympathize with us which is the first of it kind to our people,” Zakawa said.

In Gulak, the District Head of Gulak, Alhaji Bello Ijadi who received the delegation also lauded them for the timely visit and called for more deployment of troops to the area.

Ijadi said his people particularly the hunters and vigilante would continue to collaborate with the military pointing out that they hunters and vigilante have been effective in routes they were assigned to monitor.

“We also need health personnel, particularly doctors and nurses. As you can see we only have one doctor,” the district head lamented.

Also speaking, the Village Head of Kopa in Madagali Local Government, Lawan Luka, said his community have been digging trench on a road regularly used by the insurgents but the insurgents always return to fill the trench.

Luka called for deployment of troops to the village to work with local vigilante to contain the terrorists.

In his address to traditional rulers and stakeholders in Michika and Madagali, the deputy governor said the delegation was mandated by the state governor to visit the areas to sympathize with the people over the incidents.

He assured them of government commitment to security of lives and properties.

“The Governor would have lead this delegation himself but he is not around. He is outside the state for an official engagement that has to do with the interest of the state.

“He said we should commend you for your resilience and support to security agencies and to urged you to continue to support our security personnel in their efforts to protect you,” the deputy governor said.

Highlight of the visit is the presentation of monetary assistance to the traditional rulers in Michika and Madagali LGAs.

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