Former governor of Adamawa State, Boni Haruna on Wednesday gave kudos to the Nigerian army and other security agencies for the “promptly and gallant response to the attack on Michika community on Monday, by suspected Boko Haram insurgents.”
The former governor who was later Minister of Youth Development expressed concern that it is worrisome for Michika to be attached again, noting that the Monday attack came just when the community almost settled to rebuild their lives after the 2014 invasion during which the area and indeed the entire Northern part of the state was overrun by the insurgents.
“It would be recalled that Michika came under intense attack on Monday night, an attack 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,” he said.
While he condoled 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 lives, he encouraged the community not lose sight of civic duties and responsibilities even as they look forward to the March 23rd, 2019 forthcoming supplementary elections in four or six polling units in Michika and other thirteen Local Government Areas across the state.
The former governor said: “We must be part of making history towards ushering-in a purposeful and focused leadership that will fast-track the full return to normalcy of life for our people through the rebuilding of our destroyed houses, schools and infrastructure.”
“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,” the former governor added.