Murder Of Rev Lawan: Reps Member Seeks Establishment Of Barracks In Adamawa North

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    By AUSTIN OWOICHO, Abuja

    The incessant attacks by Boko Haram insurgents that led to the recent killing of CAN Chairman of Michika Local Government Area, Adamawa State, Reverend Lawan Andimi has compelled the member representing Michika/Madagali Federal Constituency, Honourable Zakariya Dauda Nyampa solicited with the Federal Government to establish a military barrack in the area.

    Dauda who spoke during the Tuesday plenary at the floor of the House where the issue of insecurity had dominated the business of day, said a barrack should be established in Madagali because of the distance one needs to cover from Bama, in Borno State where there is barrack until one reaches Mubi where there is another barrack.

    While supporting the motion and contributions of many lawmakers on the never-ending activities of Boko Haram insurgents  in the North East, he called on the Government to provide the area with enough military personnel and armoury.

    He worried that Michika is one of the biggest LGA in the country with sixteen political wards which population is over one millions, but only about 30 military officers protecting the life and property of the people.

    Dauda lamented that the military officers are poorly supported and funded, having one operational vehicle to man a huge LGA like Michika.

    While calling for a one minute silence for Lawan who died as a hero in the hands of Boko Haram, he said the establishment of the barrack in his constituency is very necessary at this time of high level of insecurity.

    Nyampa entreated that Michika and Madagali are both border LGAs with the Republic of Cameroon, hence the need to mobilise military men in defense of the people who are mostly returnee IDPs and back to continue their normal lives.

    Speaker of the House, Rt Hon  Femi Gbajabiamila and other lawmakers supported Zakariya’s contribution and call on the National Assembly is considered of uttermost importance.

    The Speaker further asked the chairman, Committee on Defence to answer why with  all the money released for Army personnel and equipment, there is nothing  to see on ground.

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