The Adamawa gubernatorial candidate of Social Democratic Party, SDP, in 2019 election, Emmanuel Bello has called for an investigation into the alleged withdrawal of security personnel shortly before Garkida attack in Gombi local government area of the state.
In a statement Wednesday in Yola, Mr Bello said government at all levels need to consider appropriate compensation for the victims.
“I, therefore, call on the Federal and State Governments to investigate the February 21, 2020 violent attack on Garkida with a very serious intention of unraveling what aggravated the easy passage of the insurgents into the town.
“Government at both levels should also be considering appropriate compensation for the affected residents,” Bello said.
Mr Bello lamented the growing incidents of attack on soft targets by the insurgents and urged the military to change strategy to contain the situation.