Adamadu Umari Fintiri, Governor of Adamawa State said Boko Haram are trying to establish, about two cells within the state, in the local government of Maiha and Hong.
The governor, disclosed this when he received the newly posted Brigade Commander, 23rd Armoured Brigade, Brigadier General Mohammed Jibrin Gambo, noted that security agencies were monitoring the development, to ensure the group never succeed in their scheme.
He said, “Going through your previous track record of experience in the army, I believe you are capable enough to face the challenges ahead of us. We expect your cooperation, to have good synergy with the other, security agencies, so that together we can combat, crime and criminality. So that we can have a state that is safe and peaceful. We have enjoyed relative peace in the state in the last three years, and we will continue to go back to the drawing board to ensure that the state continues to be safe so that our people can go to sleep with their two eyes closed.
“I think you are coming at a very critical time, that from security report on my table, that Boko Haram are trying to establish, about two cells within the state, in the local government of Maiha and Hong.
“I am not saying they are there already but all of us know there are indications that they are trying to establish their cell in Maiha. A lot of efforts have gone within the last one or two months to dismantle them.
“And we are monitoring them and also making all necessary efforts to ensure we support all the security agencies to make our people sleep with all their eyes close and we call on you to help us to address the internal security challenge,” Fintiri added.