From: Billy Graham Abel, Yola
Member representing Michika and Madagali in the Federal house of Representatives, Hon. Adamu Kamale said Nigeria’s future is threatened and looking bleak as a result of the current state of relentless killings in the country by insurgents, herdsmen and bandits.
He made the remarks in a chat with Daily Sun, Friday, while reacting to a Christmas day Boko Haram attack in Kamale
Hon. Adamu Kamale said, the claims by the Federal that Boko Haram has been defeated is false and against the true situation on ground.
“I have been loud enough to say that claims that insurgency have been defeated is false and the reports reaching the president on the current situation are not correct, especially in Michika and Madagali.
“The insurgents have been active both in the day and at night, killing, maiming and looting.
“I am speaking to you as a victim of the recent attack in Kamale on Christmas day, I am still nursing injuries sustained trying to escape the attack where four people were slaughtered like rams.
“Nigeria is under serious threats, these attacks happens in the north, west, east and south, it seems to know no boundary.
“It is high time for the Federal Government to declare a state of emergency not just in words but in action and look seriously into the issue.
“What are the root cause of the national security breach? Has boko Haram Insurgency transformed into herdsmen or what are the relations?
“We have seen what happened in Numan, Malabu and it is becoming worrisome.
“I have always been one of the legislators that have been against the false impression by the executives that Boko Haram has been defeated.
“We have witness four attacks in the last two weeks in Michika and Madagali. Three of the attacks happened in Madagali and one in Michika.
“The spate of incessant and recklessly slaughter of human lives in the country makes the future of the country bleak because people are loosing hope and faith Government,” he said.
Kamale said, “Herdsmen attacks on Numan, banditry and insurgency are a threat to the future of the nation.
Unidentified gunmen are reported to have attacked Kamale village in Michika local government, killed four and left several injured.
The member representing Michika/Madagali who was the village at the time of the attack narrowly escaped death having been evacuated to the mountains.
According to him, the identity of the attackers is yet to be determined as, Kamale said, “we can not say they are robbers because they were not interested in just looting as they went to the extent of killing as is consistent with Boko Haram activities.”
The Adamawa state police command confirmed the incident through the spokesman of the command Superintendent Of Police, Abubakar Othman who said the command has launched an investigation into identifying the perpetrators.