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Insurgency: Anxiety May Effect Turn Out Of Voters In Madagali

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The recent attack by Boko Haram insurgents on Madagali communities  in Adamawa, where Ali Gubla  a village head and a soldier was killed, anxiety may affect turn out of voters in the area.

The Saturday attack brings to two in one week numbers of attacks on the communities, which shares border with sambisa forest the hide out Boko Haram insurgents.

Emmanuel Tsandu member representing the area in the State Assembly, said the fear could be, whether people could travel from their towns and communities to vote in the forthcoming polls.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), had insisted that the attacks will not deter it from conducting elections in the area.

Mr. Kasim Gaidam, the REC in the state has reiterated the commission’s committed to conducting elections in designated areas in Madagali.

“The INEC, the good people of Madagali and the entire Adamawa State have resolved to ensure election is conducted in Madagali.

INEC he said, has approved election centers in Gulak Central Primary School; GSS Madagali and Shuwa as voting centers for the people of the local government.

Confirming the attack Hon Yusuf Muhammed, a former council chairman, said the Boko Haram insurgents, were dressed in military wares and arrived in two directions and caught the Gubla village head between them.

. “The Gubla traditional head was riding on a motorcycle when he was gunned down. A soldier also lost his life,” he said.

Military authorities in Yola could not be reached for comment while the spokesman Adamawa State Police Command, Othman Abubakar said he was attending a workshop in Abuja.

It would be recalled that, In 2015, the elections in Michika and Madagali LGA,were conducted in Yola, the Adamawa State capital, as a result of Boko Haram attack


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