Lamido Adamawa, Muhammadu Mustapha, has revealed that he nearly fled out of the country due to the bad security situation under the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan.
The traditional ruler said his best option was migrating to Cameroon, which shares international boundary with Adamawa State to avoid being killed by terrorists.
Mustapha, however, said the emergence of President Muhammadu Buhari in the last election halted the move.
Lamido Adamawa said this during the commencement of the construction of two major township roads in the state.
The state Governor, Mohammed Jibrilla, led his deputy, Martins Babale, and other key members of his cabinet, including the state Commissioner for Works, Lilian Stephen, to officially unveil the construction of the Yolde-Pate link road, on Thursday.
Speaking at the ceremony, Mustapha blamed the soaring insecurity under the administration of former President Goodluck as the factor that forced people to flee the area.
“You will agree with me that just two years ago, all of us here were preparing to leave. I was also planning to leave for Cameroon. But God, in His mercies, brought us peace. He brought us Muhammadu Buhari and we can all attest to the works of his hands, especially in the aspect that has to do with the security of lives,” the top monarch said.
He added, “Insecurity, which used to be our worst night mare, has now become an issue that is now of less concern.
“May God Almighty continue to guide everyone who is a part of this and keep them in good health and grant them peace, just as they are also working tirelessly to give us peace.”