SADIQ ABUBAKAR, Maiduguri
North East Development Commission, (NEDC) has expressed commitment to rebuild Garkida town and its sorroundung communities in Gombi Local Government Area of Adamawa state badly affected by recent Boko Haram terrorists attacks.
The commission disclosed this recently when it received on official visit, the Adamawa State Governor, Alhaji Ahmadu Fintir, to its office in Abuja.
Dr Mohammed Goni Alkali, managing director of the commission, who gave the assurance, said, “the destruction is massive and what affects us in Adamawa State, affects all Nigeria.”
“We are doing everything possible to restore peace. We will get our people to go there and take a look at the damage and when they come back, we shall know where we are to intervene,'” Alkali said.
Also, Maj. Gen. Paul C. Tarfa (rtd), the chairman of the commission, re-emphazised that NEDC will definitely intervene by way of rebuilding the structures destroyed by the Insurgents.
Governor Fintiri, while enumerating areas requiring intervention, was quoted to had said, “We are particular about the police station, the army and the military facilities, the hospital facilities and support for individuals that were affected.”
“As a result of the Boko Haram activities in the town that day, we need a Trauma Centre for the people of Garkida because these are people who have been living peacefully and then suddenly, they had to go through such devastation.
“With that, they should go through some trauma management,’ Gov. Fintiri added. We have recruited about a 100 civilian JTF to further complement the effort of the military.
“Even the military themselves have increased the number of their men that are presently in Garkida. Before I came here, I had donated about 10 trucks to the military for them to further enhance their activities in Garkida town.
“We are doing a lot more, digging around the town so that movement will be very difficult for the Boko Haram boys,’ Gov. Fintiri was further quoted by the paper”, Fintiri said.