Adamawa monarch urges residents’ return to Mubi

With the recapture of the town from Boko Hararm, the Emir of Mubi in Adamawa State, Abubukar Isa Ahmadu, has urged residents who fled to Yola and other towns for safety to return to their respective houses and communities without any fear of being attacked by the insurgents.

Giving the assurance Sunday during a special Hausa Service of British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) programme, which was monitored in Maiduguri, the monarch, however, said that despite the return of relative peace, more doctors and health workers were needed to cater for the heath needs of returning residents of Mubi.

Also speaking on the security in the state, the Secretary of Mubi Emirate Council (MUEC), Yerima Tijjani, noted that with the emir’s return from a two-month exile over insurgency, the military has beefed up security within and outside Mubi town for residents and natives to also return to their homes and communities.

He listed the secured towns and communities to include Maiha, Geire and three other communities of Vimtim, Shuwari, Lokkuwa and Mararaban Mubi, 30 kilometres west of the emir’s place.

“Security has been beefed up by the military and other security personnel in Mubi and the listed towns and communities in this emirate,” he said. “Despite the destruction and looting of houses and shops by the insurgents, the people can now return to their houses and communities, as the emir has already returned to his palace last Friday to continue receiving the fleeing residents.”

To the residents who fear to return, he said: “Even though many residents have different opinions on their return to Mubi, I assure them that their lives and property are being protected by the military and other security agencies. This gave the emir the courage to return.”