Buhari gets wrong information on B’ Haram, Nigerian MP claims
A Nigerian lawmaker has said that the country’s President, Muhammadu Buhari is not getting accurate information about the activities of Boko Haram and its capacity to carry out attacks in parts of the West African nation.
According to the Punch, Adamu Kamale, a member of the House of Representatives claimed on Monday that the Nigerian military feeds President Buhari with the wrong information on the capacity of Boko Haram to still carry out deadly strikes in the North-Eastern part of Nigeria.
Kamale was quoted by the Punch as saying that no week passes without “one ugly incident or another” taking place in the border communities.
He said “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.”
Kamale is a member of the All Progressives Congress and represents Michika/Madagali Federal Constituency of Adamawa State.
He said “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.”
“However, we advise Mr. President to match the broadcast with actions because the insurgents are truly killing more people than he is even aware of, particularly in Michika/Madagali Local Government Areas of Adamawa State,” Kamale added.
Millions have been displaced by the violence perpetrated by the militant group with many dieing while the government struggles to deal with the situation.
Nigeria’s President, Buhari has said that his government will work hard at defeating the insurgency.