Showing posts with label Adamawa gov. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Adamawa gov. Show all posts

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Boko Haram: Adamawa gov, guards flee, abort trips

Adamawa State Governor, Admiral  Murtala Nyako (retd), and state officials in his convoy on Friday fled Shuwa in Madagali Local Government Area of the state upon learning of the advancement of Boko Haram members in the area.
Nyako, who was on condolence visits to victims of Boko Haram attacks in Shuwa, Gulak and Michika, was at his first town of call  when he was alerted to the advancement of  insurgents in the area again.

Saturday PUNCH learnt that the governor  scampered  to safety upon hearing what was suspected to be an exchange of gunfire between soldiers and  members of the Islamic sect. The governor, it was further learnt,  was immediately whisked into the vehicle by his security details, who advised that all other visits should be cancelled.
An eyewitness, who pleaded anonymity because he was not authorised to speak to the media, explained that the governor and his entourage were in Shuwa to commiserate with victims of recent attacks by members of the Islamic sect.


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