The Secretary to the Government of Adamawa State, Prof. Liman Tukur, has said insurgents have taken over Gulak town, the headquarters of Madagali Local Government Area of the state.
This is contained in a statement by Tukur and made available to newsmen in Yola on Saturday. The statement said the insurgents had killed and displaced many people in the town during their attacks.
It said, “It has come to the attention of the Adamawa State Government that insurgents are now in Gulak, the headquarters of Madagali Local Government Area and had killed and displaced scores of people.
“On behalf of the people and government of Adamawa, his Excellency deeply sympathises with the people of Gulak and other surrounding villages and towns whose areas had been overran by insurgents.
“The concomitant effects of the insurgency like displacement of whole villages and towns create multitudes of internally displaced persons whose management and welfare, the government is left to bear.”
It said the state government would do as much as possible to assist the displaced persons.
It said the State Emergency Management Agency in conjunction with the National Emergency Management Agency had been directed to hasten assistance to the displaced persons.
Meanwhile, reports from Michika, headquarters of Michika Council which borders Madagali local government area, said residents of some villages were fleeing to Uba, Mubi and Yola towns for fear of possible attacks.