Chairman of Madagali Local Government Council in Adamawa, Alhaji Yusuf Mohammed, on Monday solicited for government’s intervention over the poor state of infrastructures in the area.
Muhammed told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Gulak, the council’s headquarters, that the Federal Government needed to assist in rehabilitating facilities damaged by Boko Haram insurgents.
NAN recalls that the local government is one of the several areas in Adamawa taken over by the insurgents but was later liberated by security forces.
He said that government facilities like schools, hospital and markets, among others, were no longer functioning.
“Gulak town, the headquarters of the local government, is about 15 km from Sambisa forest. the den of the insurgents.
“The destruction of schools, health facilities, markets, houses, places of worship and community civic centre, is beyond imagination.
“The council secretariat has been completely vandalised and there is no single infrastructure left,’’ he said.
He expressed worries that bridges along federal roads that linked the area to other parts of the state and neighbouring Borno, had all been destroyed.
The council boss said that insurgency had crippled all economic activities in the area, adding that life was very difficult for the returnees.