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Military recaptures Michika town from Boko Haram -Jonathan

30 January 2015, 10:12

Yola - President Goodluck Jonathan said that the Nigerian Military had on Thursday liberated Michika town in Adamawa from the control of the Boko Haram insurgents.

Jonathan made the announcement at the Peoples Democratic Party Presidential Campaign rally in Yola.

The president also unfolded plans by the military to liberate Madagali town soon, adding that the area was the only remaining local government in Adamawa yet to be liberated from the insurgents.

 “Before this time, five local government areas in Adamawa were under the control of Boko Haram.

 “But today, Michika Local Government Area of Adamawa has been recaptured from Boko Haram. And the only remaining local government, Madagali, will insha Allahu, be liberated.”

Jonathan re-iterated his administration's commitment to recapture all the occupied territories in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states.

Also read: Chad army retakes Nigerian town from Boko Haram

He dismissed insinuations from some quarters that the Presidency was behind Boko Haram activity in the North east region for political advantages.

 “I know the burden I am carrying because of Boko Haram and the daily conversations I used to have with some World leaders.” Jonathan said.

He said that he would never forget Adamawa for being kind to him in the 2011 general elections, where he got over 65 per cent votes.

On the PDP governorship candidate in the state, Nuhu Ribadu, the president said Ribadu was an experienced person that he would work together with to bring an end to Boko Haram.

- News 24


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