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Adamawa terror victims plead for more security

20 November 2014, 10:02

Abuja - The Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) from Michika Local Government Area (LGA) of Adamawa on Wednesday in Abuja called on the Federal and Adamawa Governments to provide them with more security.

Some communities in the LGA were recently dislodged by the Boko Haram insurgency which has been ravaging parts of the North-East.

Leader of the IDPs, Michika Group, Yohanna Zambwa, told newsmen that many of the IDPs had been rendered homeless due to the insurgency.

He added that many of the victims had been made orphans due to the problem in the region.

Also read: Nigeria 'ceasefire' with Boko Haram in doubt after fresh unrest

"None of us can be proud of anything, except the life God has given us. All what our fathers, grandfathers and ourselves toiled for have gone.

"We are crying out to government and any group that can come to our aid. We cannot send our children to hospitals or schools,’’ Zambwa said.

The leader of the group said the group had left the IDPs’ camp in Yola due to a recent Boko Haram attack and would want more security in the area.

"This will encourage us to want to return to the area. Anything short of more security will not help our situation,’’ he said.

Speaking earlier at a National Peace Conference organised by the Save Nigeria Group (SNG) in Abuja, Zambwa alleged that the Boko Haram insurgents who attacked the Michika communities wore Army uniforms.

He said some Michika residents who ran to the mountains when Boko Haram insurgents attacked them had not returned home.

The group leader said the other victims had also fled to different parts of the country, including Abuja.




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