Adamawa Council Boss Cries For Help

Madagali, in Adamawa State, was one of the worst-hit towns during the Boko Haram insurgency
Madagali, in Adamawa State, was one of the worst-hit towns during the Boko Haram insurgency

Chairman of Madagali Local Government Council in Adamawa State, Yusuf Mohammed, has called on the federal government to assist in the rehabilitation of critical infrastructure which was destroyed by Boko Haram insurgents.

Muhammed made the appeal during a chat with newsmen on Monday in Gulak, the council’s headquarters, adding that life was very difficult for returnees in the area which was one of the communities liberated from Boko Haram by the Nigerian military.

He said government facilities such as schools, hospital and markets were no longer functioning.

“Gulak town, the headquarters of the local government, is about 15 kilometres from Sambisa forest, the den of the insurgents,” Mohammed said.



    “The destruction of schools, health facilities, markets, houses, places of worship and community civic centre, is beyond imagination.

    “The council secretariat has been completely vandalised and there is no single infrastructure left,” he lamented.

    He added that bridges along federal roads linking Madagali to other parts of the state and neighbouring Borno state had all been destroyed.

    Mohammed said that economic activities in the area have been crippled as a result of the level of destruction in the area, and life for the returnees has been very difficult.

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