Adamawa state government delegation has visited Gulak town to commiserate with the people over Monday’s night attack by insurgents which led to loss of two lives and properties.
The delegation, led by the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Comrade Ahmad Sajoh, assured the people of government’s commitment to secure the lives and property of the citizenry.
“The governor has sent me here to commiserate with you over the unfortunate incident and to tell you that government will not forget you at this moment of need.
“He also directed me to commend our gallant soldiers, policemen and other operatives, including our local hunters and vigilante for repelling the terrorists and making it clear to them that defeat is always waiting for them,” Sajoh said.
Sajoh added that the delegation would assess damages done to houses during the encounter and recommend how to assist victims in rehabilitating their houses.
Briefing the delegation, Capt. A.I Musa said the attacking insurgents stormed the town with heavy weapons, including a car filled with bombs which they exploded at a major check point in the town, killing a soldier.
Musa commended the support shown to the military by local hunters and vigilante, who came out to join the military in repelling the insurgents.
In their respective speeches, the member representing Madagali constituency, Mr Emmanuel Tsamdu, chairman of Madagali Council, Alhaji Yusuf Mohammed, and District Head of Gulak, Alhaji Bello Ijadi, lauded the government for its show of concern and support to the people of Gulak.
They called for more deployment of soldiers to the area which they observed was facing incessant attacks due to its closeness to Sambisa forest.
The observed that the place was just few kilometres to Sambisa forest, and needed more deployment of soldiers and other security personnel, to contain the threats from insurgents looking for food.
During the visit, the team visited Gulak market to interact with traders and had a closed door meeting with stakeholders comprising security personnel, politicians, traditional and religious leaders.