Saturday, June 21, 2014

Boko Haram: NUDP National Youth President Calls for Vigilance

Ndansi Elvis Nukam, the national Youth President of the National Union for Democracy and Progress-NUDP has called on the population of Sabongida, in Misaje Sub Division to be more vigilant. NUDP National President who stormed Sabongida talked to “achaba riders”, and youth leaders as well as quarter heads called on the entire population of the border village to collaborate with the, administration, and forces of law and order to ensure that the Islamic Extremist group, Boko Haram doesn’t infiltrate into their community. Despite several worries expressed by the youths such as “what do they want? What have we done to them?” the meeting ended with everyone admitting that the village vigilantic group must be on the alert to avoid the unexpected. Before leaving Sabongida for Dumbu and Misaje where he held two separate meetings with drivers, achaba riders and some traditional rulers, Ndansi Elvis saluted the efforts so far deployed by the locals in alerting the population. He cautioned drivers and achaba riders in Misaje and Dumbu towns adding that dialogue should always be given priority. He warned against strike actions as a solution to problem given that before his arrival, achaba riders and drivers had gone on rampant over what they described as the incessant quest for money by the Brigade Commander.

To Ndansi Elvis,  ever since Boko Haram started being a security threat to boarder villages, much has been talk and done in the North but Sabongida village in Misaje Subdivision which shares a direct land boarder with Bisola in Taraba State of Nigeria has not been given much attention. He lamented that there is a very porous boarder with the custom office being closed. Talking to this reporter after the Sabongida trip whuch he did on an “achaba” Ndansi said “I went there for a sensitisation meeting with the villagers on Boko Haram and guide them on how to ensure community vigilance. This is part of my constituency and my little contribution to ensure that my people are safe”



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