Lawan Andimi, Chairman, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Michika branch, Adawama State, is still being declared missing, following first Boko Haram attack in the community on January 2, 2020.
District head of Michika, Ngida Zakawa, who disclosed this, also said scores of people have not been found since the attack.
According to the district head as reported by the News Agency of Nigeria, the CAN chairman was last seen after boarding an unidentified van on the day of the attack.
Zakawa made this known to a delegation of the state government led by the deputy governor, Crowther Seth, on Saturday, during a visit to sympathise with the people over the attack by the insurgents.
Village Head of Kopa in Madagali Local Government, Lawan Luka, told the delegation that people have been digging trenches on a road regularly used by the terrorists, but the insurgents always return to fill them back.
The community leaders called for more deployment of security and medical personnel to the areas to beef up security and enhance healthcare delivery.
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“We want the army to send troops to our village to work with our local vigilante to contain the terrorists, ” Luka said.
Addressing the traditional rulers and other stakeholders, Seth said the delegation was mandated by the state governor to visit the areas to assess situation and sympathise with the people over the incident.
He assured them of government’s commitment to security of lives and properties.
“The Governor would have led this delegation himself, but he is not around. He is outside the state for an official engagement that has to do with the interest of the state.