A member of the Home of Representatives, Mr. Adamu Kamale, on Wednesday kicked towards plans by the Federal Authorities to drag out troops from the North-East in 2017 on the excuse that the Boko Haram insurgents had been weakened.
Kamale, who hails from Adamawa State, represents Michika/Madagali Federal Constituency, two of the worst-hit native governments within the state by Boko Haram assaults.
The lawmaker, who stated the insurgents have been nonetheless “very energetic in operation,” warned that Boko Haram would merely return to re-occupy Madagali ought to the troops pull out.
He additionally said that the 2 native governments, significantly Madagali, may very well be misplaced completely to the insurgents if the federal government withdrew the troops.
Kamale mentioned, “The state of affairs immediately is such that authorities ought to deploy extra troops in Madagali; nothing has modified a lot. Insurgents are nonetheless very energetic, kidnapping girls and youngsters and raping them.
“If the federal government contemplates withdrawing troops, it means insurgents will merely take over Madagali as a everlasting territory.”
The Chief of Military Workers, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, had hinted on December 12 of a plan to drag out troops from the North-East in January on the grounds that the battle towards insurgency would have been gained.
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