- Boni Haruna confirms that the military acted swiftly concerning the attack on Michika by Boko Haram insurgents
- Haruna laments that the attack happened just as the people of the town were still recovering from the one of 2014
- The former governor urges the people of the state to remain calm and steadfast in the face of the attack
Boni Haruna, a former governor of Adamawa, has commended the Nigerian military over the way it responded to the attack by Boko Haram on Michika, a major community in the state recently.
Haruna confirmed, in a statement obtained by Legit.ng, that the response of the Nigerian Army was swift.
In the statement he personally signed, the former governor lamented that Michika had experienced another attack from the insurgents when the people of the area are just brazing up from the 2014 invasion.
He consoled those who were affected by the recent attack, which he called tragic.
Read the full statement below:
I wish to most profoundly commend the Nigerian army and other security agencies for the their prompt and gallant response to the attack in Michika, my community yesterday by suspected Boko Haram insurgents.
It would be recalled that Michika came under intense attack yesterday night 18th, March, 2019 which lasted for hours during which the Nigerian army gallantly and professionally engaged the insurgents in a deadly gun battle, for which we are most grateful.
It is quite worrisome for Michika to once again experience such attack when the people had almost settled to rebuild their lives after the 2014 invasion during which the area and indeed the entire northern part of the state was overran by the insurgents.
I take this opportunity to condole with the people, particularly the families of those who lost their beloved ones most of whom were hit by stray bullets in the course of running for their dear lives. I pray for the quick recovery of the injured ones and for the restoration of the losses that have been incurred.
In the midst of this tragic event and the pains and agonies that come with it, I urge all our people to remain calm and steadfast. This sad moment shall also pass as we look into the future with hope and determination.
In keeping with the spirit of steadfastness, we must not lose sight of our civic duties and responsibilities as we keep a date with the March 23rd, 2019 forthcoming supplementary election in 4 or 6 polling units in Michika and other 13 local government areas across the state.
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We must be part of making history towards ushering in a purposeful and focused leadership that will fast track the full return to nomalcy of life for our people through the rebuilding of our destroyed houses, schools and infrastructure. It is doable. Yes! it is with the correct leadership.
Michika is one of the populated towns in the state where some wards in the community were declared inconclusive during the March 9 the gubernatorial election and marked for a re-run on Saturday 23rd March 2019.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Ahmad Sajoh, the Adamawa commissioner for information and strategy, on Monday, March 18, confirmed to newsmen that an attacked on Michika local government area of the state was carried out by some suspected Boko Haram insurgents.
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