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Normalcy Returns To Michika After Insurgency Attack



Normalcy have returned to Michika town , following Boko Haram insurgent attacked the town at dusk yesterday killing a cleric from the attack.


A resident John Kalaimu said, shops were opened for business, while commuters were seen ply major roads linking Michika the headquarters of the LGA.


Kalaimu allegedly gathered that, the insurgent who attacked union bank was on tip off a bullion van from Mubi to deposit cash at Michika branch of the bank.


It was alleged that, the driver of the bullion van got wind off the attack and returned to Mubi with the cash intact before the attack.


At Bazza village, people were seen selling their wares as early as 9:00 today being the market day in the area.


Mallam  Ahmad Sajoh, Commissioner for Information and Strategy, said government is assessing the situation of the attack, with a view to supporting the victims.


Sajoh, said those  injured from the attack are currently receiving treatment at the Mubi general hospital.


SP Othman Abubakar, Police Public Relations Officers in the state, confirmed the attack in  Yola during an interview with newsmen.


Abubabakar said, security operative have repelled the attack, which he said took place yesterday.p evening.


Meanwhile, the police in the state, has urged the general public to seek for  security coverage at wedding , political and any other social gathering  for hitch free occasion.


The state was sequel to heinous activities of  ‘shila’ boys in the state.


Meanwhile  the Ag Director Public Relations Col Sagir Musa in a statement said troops repelled  BHT Attack on Michika in Adamawa State.


BHTs met their Waterloo and suffered heavy casualties yesterday evening 18 March  2019 when they attempted to infiltrate Michika in Adamawa State.


At about 7.20 pm, gallant troops of 115 Task Force Battalion deployed at Lassa in Borno State received a distress call from vigilantes at Maikadiri village on movement of suspected BHTs along Road Maikadiri – Shuwari enroute Michika.


The troops immediately organized blocking positions and swooped on the terrorists which led to exchange of fire. The terrorists attempted to escape but were intercepted and suppressed with heavy volume of fire.


Consequently, the gallant troops with reinforcement from 143 Battalion Gulak engaged the terrorists on Two Front Coordinated Attacks. The BHTs were completely routed by the troops, neutralizing many of them while others fled in disarray due to superior firepower.


As a result, they hastily evacuated most of their corpses under the cover of darkness.


The entire area has been dominated by own troops and the situation is completely under control.


Items captured from the terrorists  include One Ford vehicle, two Toyota Starlet vehicles loaded with foodstuffs, one motorcycle and one tyre inflating machine. Further exploitation is to be conducted this morning.


Calm has since returned to the city and inhabitants of the town are hereby enjoined to report the presence of strange faces in their localities and go about their normal businesses.