The Islamic State of West African Province (ISWAP) has sent letters threatening to attack communities in Michika Local Government Areas of Adamawa State during the yuletide celebrations.
Locals from Bazza in Michika who confirmed reading the letters said they saw the letters at the early hours of Wednesday morning scattered on the main road in Bazza town.
According to the locals , the development ensued panic and pandemonium as residents rushed to read the letters.
” The letters were dropped in some towns informing of impending attacks by suspected members of ISWAP on Christmas Day,” said one of the locals.
Shehu Kambile, a resident of Michika also confirmed the alleged letters to journalists in Yola via phone, said threatening letters were dropped by ISWAP in Bazza and some communities in Michika.
“The terrorists have warned of an impending attack on our communities during Christmas festivities.
“As it is our people have been terrified because the terrorists have earned a reputation of carrying out their threat anytime they make one.
“Should that happen, it would be more devastating because of the current hardship occasioned by the prevailing bad economy in the country.
“We’re praying and hoping the military and other operatives would deploy intelligence so as to nip it in bud”, he said.
While reacting on the incident the spokesman of police, DSP Suleiman Nguroje, said, he was yet to be briefed on the said alleged letters.
He promised to call back if he gets the Divisional Police Officer ( DPO) of the affected areas on phone
However at the time of sending this report the spokesman of police had not call.
Brigade Commander, 23 brigade Yola, Brigadier Gen. Aminu Garba said, the area was not under his command.
“Please contact Commander 28 Brigade Chibok. They are not under my Brigade. I’m not aware. The issue of threat letters has now become a routine, let them come and see if they will go back,” he said.
Daji Sani in Yola