A top intelligence source has informed that the removal of the governor of Adamawa, Vice Admiral Murtala Nyako by the Jonathan government through impeachment in July of this year, was to enable the ravaging Boko Haram terrorist group the chance to conquer Adamawa state.
The source described that the former governor, a top brass former military officer was an impedance to Boko Haram’s incursion of the state having the intelligence wherewithal to act against the threat. However when it was recognized that the spread of the insurgents ravaging Borno into Adamawa would never be possible with Nyako as governor, plans were made to remove him.
Boko Haram has now taken over one third of Adamawa state, effectively capturing the entire north of the state and promising to advance to and capture Yola, the state capital.
The source further said that Governor Nyako has been significantly obstructing Boko Haram’s activities in the entire northeast including in Borno state. With his capacity as administrator, he was seriously attacking the advances and capacity of the Boko Haram terrorists and additionally he was bringing international awareness to the acuteness of the crisis and inviting the United States to convene on the Jonathan government to act against the terrorists which it was reluctant to.
Nigeria’s chief of army has since been accused of being a Boko Haram sponsor along with a former governor of Borno state, Ali Modu Sheriff.
Governor Nyako is the only Nigerian governor to be removed during the Jonathan government.