Jonathan visits recaptured Adamawa towns from Boko Haram

Jonathan visits recaptured Adamawa towns from Boko Haram

President Goodluck Jonathan made a brief visit to Adamawa State yesterday to see for himself some of the recaptured towns from Boko Haram in the state.


Jonathan was accompanied on the visit by the Service Chiefs including the Chief of Defence Staff, Chief Marshal Alex Badeh; the Chief of Army Staff, COAS; Air Staff; the Inspector of General of Police; and the National Security Adviser.

On arrival at the Yola Airport, Jonathan was flown to Mubi for inspection of the town which was reclaimed from the Boko Haram insurgents after being renamed an Islamic state and occupied for almost two months.

While in the area, the President and his entourage visited the Emir of Mubi, Alhaji Abubakar Isah Ahmadu, where they held private talks and sympathized with the people. Jonathan later visited Michika and Vimtim, the home town of the Chief of Defence Staff, Chief Air Marshall Badeh.

Vimtim and Michika, the home town of the former Military Governor of Lagos State, Mohammed Buba Marwa and the former governor of Adamawa State, Boni Haruna were also the strongholds of the Boko Haram before there were retaken by the Military.

The President had earlier paid similar visits to parts of Borno State which were recently recaptured from the Boko Haram insurgents.

Credit: Vanguard Nigeria

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