“Necessary deployment of troops and equipment is ongoing to reverse all recent violation and breach of security by terrorists and criminals operating in parts of the country,” the spokesperson for Nigeria’s Defence Headquarters, Chris Olukolade, a Major General, said in a statement Saturday.
Part of the deal was to see the return of the more than 200 girls abducted by Boko Haram insurgents from Chibok, Borno State, on April 14.
On Wednesday the insurgents descended on Mubi, Adamawa’s second largest city, sacking residents, killing scores and planting its flag there.
down to Bazza, both in Adamawa State.
The situation in Mubi is so dire that the Benue State Government has sent vehicles to evacuate its students studying at the Adamawa State University in the town.
The university campus is said to have fallen to the insurgents after lecturers, students and security agencies fled.
powered committee has been inaugurated to address the problems faced by people displaced from the town by the insurgents.
Mr. Ngilari’s announcement came a few hours after a former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, issued a statement describing Boko Haram’s takeover of the town and hoisting of its flag there as “a tragic act and a worrisome affront to the corporate integrity of Nigeria.
“On every occasion that leaders from the North-East raised an alarm about the dangerous trend, we have
either been ignored or called names,” he said.
“If there’s any iota of truth in the suspicion of the people that they were deliberately abandoned, then it becomes a dangerous trend and a bad omen for Nigeria and all Nigerians,” he said.