Boko Haram attack: Adamawa INEC vows to conduct elections in Madagali

Boko Haram attack: Adamawa INEC vows to conduct elections in Madagali

- INEC in Adamawa state has vowed to conduct elections in Madagali despite recent attack in the area

- The commission said such attack by Boko Haram elements will not deter it from conducting elections in the area

- According to the commission, it is committed to conducting elections in designated areas in Madagali

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Adamawa says the Monday, February 4, night attack by suspected insurgents in Madagali Local Government Area (LGA) of the state, will not deter it from conducting elections in the area.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that there was an insurgent attack in Kirchinga and Shuwa villages of Madagali LGA.

Kasim Gaidam, the state’s Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) told NAN that the commission was committed to conducting elections in designated areas in Madagali.

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“The Independent National Electoral Commission, the good people of Madagali and the entire Adamawa State have resolved to ensure election is conducted in Madagali.

“No amount of threats, intimidation and sabotage would stop INEC from conducting the elections,” Gaidam said.

The REC said the commission, with the support of security agencies and other relevant stakeholders, would ensure the successful conduct of in the area; and Adamawa in general.

Gaidam, who noted that there were more than 81,000 registered voters in Madagali LGA, assured the electorate that INEC would not disenfranchise them.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that a coalition has commended the Nigerian Military for its effort in repelling recent tracks by some Boko Haram elements in Yobe, Benue and Adamawa states on Monday, February 4.

The Coalition Against Terrorism and Extremism (CATE) said the Nigerian Military prevented what could have been described as a 'Black Monday' in its operation against the terrorists in these states.

CATE's president, Gabriel Onoja, said showed all manner of professionalism in repelling attacks in Shuwa town in Madagali local government area of Adamawa state; in Kanama, Yunusari local government area of Yobe state and Tomatar community in Guma local government area of Benue.

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