Nyako Cuts Short Visit For Fear Of Boko Haram Attack


Gov. Murtala Nyako of Adamawa had to be spirited Shuwa in Madagali Local Government Area of the State following news that Islamist terrorist group, Boko Haram were planning an attack in the area.

Nyako, who denied that his convoy was attacked during the visit, however, confirmed that for security reasons, he had to hurriedly leave scene.

Some shots were fired by the soldiers, prompting the security personnel to take position while others drove off with the governor.

The situation also  caused panic as the already traumatised villagers ran so as not to be caught up in the cross fire.

He said: “After addressing the villagers, some soldiers approached me as I was about to enter my car and said that Boko Haram members were coming.

“The soldiers were shouting: they are here, they are here. So, I asked them: who? They said boko haram members are around.

“After that, one of the soldiers started shooting. So, the first thing we need to do naturally is to get out of the scene’’, said Nyako.

The governor was in the community for an on-the-spot- assessment following over attack by suspected terrorists in the area on Wednesday.

The governor was accompanied on the trip by Speaker of the legislature, Alhaji Ahmadu Fintiri, Commissioner of Police, Mr. John Abakasangha, Secretary to the Government, Chief Kobis Thimnu, and some commissioners.