President Jonathan – Military Recaptures Michika Town From Boko Haram

January 30, 2015 4:02 pm

President Goodluck Jonathan said the Nigerian Military on Thursday
liberated Michika town in Adamawa from the control of the


VP Namadi Sambo and President goodluck Jonathan at the PDP convention yesterday

State House Photo 


Mr. Jonathan made the announcement at the Peoples Democratic Party Presidential Campaign rally in Yola. The president also unfolded plans by the military to liberate
Madagali town soon, adding that the area was the only remaining local
government in Adamawa yet to be liberated from the insurgents.

“Before this time, five local government areas in Adamawa were under the control of Boko Haram.

“But today, Michika Local Government Area of Adamawa has been
recaptured from Boko Haram. And the only remaining local government,
Madagali, will insha Allahu, be liberated.”

Mr. Jonathan re-iterated his administration’s commitment to recapture
all the occupied territories in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states.

He dismissed insinuations from some quarters that the Presidency was
behind Boko Haram activity in the North east region for political

“I know the burden I am carrying because of Boko
Haram and the daily conversations I used to have with some world
leaders,” Mr. Jonathan said.

He said that he would never forget Adamawa for being kind to him in
the 2011 general elections, where he got over 65 per cent votes.

On the PDP governorship candidate in the state, Nuhu Ribadu, the
president said Mr. Ribadu was an experienced person that he would work
together with him to bring an end to Boko Haram.

In his address, Vice President Namadi Sambo equally announced the
award of contract for the constructions of Kiri and Jada dams in state.

He said that the projects would serve the purpose of hydro-electric power and agriculture.

According to him, the two projects, if completed, will boost economic
activities and create more jobs opportunity for the people of the

He also said that the Jonathan-led administration would dredge River Benue to Yola to improve water ways transportations.

“Let me announce to you that President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has awarded the construction of Kiri and Jada dams.

“These projects will serve the purposes of hydro electricity power and agriculture, which will boost economic activities.

“I also have good for you that Mr President has approved the dredging of River Benue to Yola.”

Also addressing party faithful, Jibril Aminu, former Senator
representing Adamawa Central senatorial district, said Mr. Jonathan’s
landmark achievements qualified him for re-election.

Mr. Aminu said Mr. Jonathan’s profile was a pride to the educated elite.

“Late President Umaru Yar’Adua was the first university graduate to emerge as Nigerian president.

“Your academic qualification is a pride to those of us in education,
especially those of us from the university community and for this, I say
carry go.”

He also gave an assurance that the state would vote PDP as it had always done in the past.

According to him, Adamawa has been a PDP state and it will continue to be a PDP state.


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