16 Women and children Abducted  by Boko Haram are still not rescued- Adamawa lawmaker

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Tom Garba

Contrary to the claim by Nigerian Soldiers that it has rescued the 16 Women and children abducted by Boko Haram last week, a  lawmaker representing Madagali constituency in the Adamawa state House of Assembly (ADHA),Hon Emmanuel Tsandu has refuted the recent report by the Nigerian army saying that the abductors are still under the custody of the insurgents.

Tsandu said that the initial source of the report  claiming the Military has freed the women are baseless and contrary to what is being widely reported in many quarters, as the women are in custody of the Boko Haram group.

“According to other sources that the 14 women and 2 children were rescued is not true, honestly these Women are still under the custody of Boko Haram,I m maintaining a constant link with my people and  all the village heads, the vigilante groups has been supporting the Army to fight the insurgents reliably confirmed to me these women are no where to be found,” he said.

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He called on the Military to do a serious and thorough work in moping up Madagali as indicators are showing that  Boko Haram because of the terrain of the area are still hiding in the caves and mountains where they stay and launch attacks to some of their villages.

The anticipation of about 56,000 displaced Nigerian returnees from Cameroun is raising a lot of questions on the authenticity of either they are true Nigerians and free from any suspicion of belonging to the Boko Haram group.

Tsandu is of the opinion that Government should close all camps, and let every one to go to his or her own community, that way all the security agencies will concentrate well on protecting lives and property and it will give room for  the IDPs to farm well to sustain themselves.

This is coming when the Chief of Air Staff, AVM Sadique Abubakar yesterday (Sunday) told the people of Adamawa state that Boko Haram has come to an end, and that his coming is to mop up all places initially attacked by the insurgents as the security is in the final stage of cleaning up the ravaged areas.

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