A Nigerian House of Representatives member, has urged the Security agencies to beef up security in Michika Area of Adamawa State to avert the recurrence of the attack by members the Boko Haram insurgent group.
Mr. Zakariah Nyampa ,Representing Michika/Madagali constituency of Adamawa State said in a statement that soldiers stationed in Michika deserve more logistic support to be able to withstand subsequent attack by the insurgents.
The lawmaker particularly called for the deployment of additional trucks to soldiers who successfully repelled the recent attacks by the insurgent group in Michika.
According Mr. Zakariah “The effort by the Nigeria Army is well commendable but they need more trucks because the Boko Haram Terrorists had destroyed the only truck they had in Michika. Our people had to run helter skelter when they heard that the terrorists were approaching the town.
We thank God for their lives but the only civilian casualty is the missing pastor whose whereabouts is still unknown.”
The lawmaker who recalled the ordeal faced by his constituents during the attacks disclosed that the whereabout of a cleric, Reverend Father Lawan, who is the DCC secretary of Michika is still unknown after the attack.
“We want the Government to intensify efforts to get the whereabouts of Rev. Lawan, the DCC secretary of Michika. Government should also provide more trucks to border areas like Michika.
I am also calling on all our people to support the Nigerian army in this fight against Boko Haram as both the Federal and the State’s governments are making efforts to restore peace in the community.” Mr. Zakariah added.
He also commended the Nigerian army and other security agencies for their sweep action in dealing with the insurgents during the attack.
“When the Boko Haram attacked Michika on the 2nd January, the Army quickly swept into action killing most of the terrorists and pursued them towards Lassa river where they lost one of their trucks to the Nigerian army.” The Lawmaker stated.