A gale of anguish is hovering in Adamawa State as news of the kidnap of about 14 women and 2 children by Boko Haram terrorist group swept through the North Eastern region.
The state command Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Othman Abubakar, who confirmed the abduction said the command has sent a detachment of police officers to the affected area.
A security source disclosed that the women had gone to fetch fire woods from the forest when the incident occurred, while another eyewitness identified as Mallam Adamu said the women where in the company of two vigilantes who took to their heels as soon as they sighted the insurgents.
According to a report on Thiday, the member of the House representing Michika/Madagali Federal Constituency, Mr. Adamu Kamale said: ““We have been witnessing pockets of attacks contrary to the belief that security has been fully restored in the area. As a member of National Assembly, I have been calling for the deployment of security personnel but to no avail, as the government seems to have relegated our concerns to the background.”
Meanwhile President Mohammadu Buhari had given assurances during his party’s recent National Executive Council meeting that the re-organization in the military hierarchy would bring about improved security operations.
“It was a very courageous decision that the party took and executed by the Executive by removing most of the military hierarchy and appointing those to take over from them, acquiring some new hard and software and raising the moral of the military to go secure the rest of the country which was then 14 out of 774 local government. I have said it often that as far as I know and the service chiefs who are on ground, they are not holding any local government.”