Emir Of Mubi Urges Residents To Return

mubi emirThe Emir of Mubi, in Adamawa state, Abubakar Ahmadu, has appealed to residents who fled the town as a result of Boko Haram invasion to return as the military continues to recapture more territories in the northeast.

The Emir also stated that his palace is open 24 hours and residents no longer need to book an appointment before they see him, maintaining that “I’m available 24 hours, so anybody who wants to see me, I’m for him, no need for booking. I plead with the people of Mubi to come back home so we can develop Mubi, it is now in peace, so everyone should come back”, he said.

The Emir was speaking during a meeting with military officials who were monitoring some of the recaptured territories in the state.

On his part, the Commanding Officer, Task Force Battalion, Lt. Col. Asuquo Eka, said the town had been a ghost town until it was recaptured from the insurgents and reaffirmed that the town was safe for residents to return.

Nigerian Troops, Local Hunters Recapture Mubi Town

Nigerian_troopsNigerian troops recaptured Mubi town in collaboration with civilian JTF and local hunters.

The Adamawa state governor, James Ngillari who confirmed the victory to Channels Television said at least 60 members of the Boko Haram were killed in the fight to reclaim Mubi.

Some of the residents that spoke to Channels Television also said all the flags hoisted by the insurgents had been removed and replaced by Nigerian flags and the palace of the Emir of Mubi had also been restored.

Governor Ngilari, who described the victory against the Boko Haram insurgents as the handwork of God, commended the military and paramilitary as well as the local hunters and civilian JFT who gave their all towards the success of the operation.

He urged resident who fled the town to return to their homes.