Mr. Adamu Kamale, a member of the House of Representatives alleged on Monday that the Nigerian military often fed President Muhammadu Buhari with the wrong information on the capacity of Boko Haram to still carry out deadly strikes in the North-East.
Kamale, a member of the All Progressives Congress, represents Michika/Madagali Federal Constituency of Adamawa State.
The two local governments, particularly Madagali, have had a fair share of attacks and abductions by the dreaded sect.
Communities in the local governments are a stone’s throw from the boundary with Sambisa Forest, the insurgents’ safe haven from where they launch attacks on their victims.
Kamale, who spoke exclusively with The PUNCH, noted that while the military’s position of ‘decimating’ the insurgents sounded laudable, “the truth remains” that the group was still very active.
He disclosed that the situation in Madagali had been “grossly under-reported” in a series of security reports filed by the military to Buhari.
According to the lawmaker, no week passes without “one ugly incident or another” taking place in the border communities.
He added, “I am from this place (Madagali) and I can authoritatively tell you that my people are not safe. The military are always feeding Mr. President with the wrong information that things are normalising; it’s not true.
“We are happy that Mr. President made a reference to the Boko Haram issue in his broadcast to the nation when he returned from his medical vacation to the United Kingdom. He spoke of stepping up the war against Boko Haram and other forms of insecurity. (PUNCH)