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Insecurity: Situation In Northeast Is Getting Worse – Senator Ndume

The lawmaker representing Borno South Senatorial District within the National Assembly, Senator Ali Ndume has decried the scenario within the northeast

 

The lawmaker representing Borno South Senatorial District within the National Assembly, Senator Ali Ndume has decried the scenario within the Northeast saying it’s getting worse by the day.

Speaking throughout an interview on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics, Ndume regretted that the resurgence of the Boko Haram /Islamic State of West African Province (ISWAP) retains growing.

“The situation in the Northeast particularly Borno State is terrible. I can tell you that the situation is getting worse. There is a resurgence of the insurgency in the northeast,” he mentioned when requested to evaluate the safety scenario within the area.

Ndume, who’s the Chairman, Senate Committee on the Army, additionally lamented the spate of killings and violence in his constituency.

According to him, terrorists not too long ago attacked Askira and Damboa Local Government Areas of his state and killed some individuals whereas carting away foodstuff and different valuables.

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He famous that personnel of the Nigerian Army have been in a position to reply promptly to the assaults by repelling the insurgents, individuals needed to scamper for security as a result of worry.

“From the report I received, two people were killed in Damboa Local Government. Two people were also killed in Gumsuri, Damboa Local Government.

“In Askira, people scampered into the bush for safety. I have not gotten the true assessment of the situation or report on the lives lost.”

Speaking additional, the lawmaker mentioned the renewed assault on the state comes when individuals had a sigh of aid that the spate of assaults has diminished.

He harassed that simply final week, two bombs have been detonated in a mosque in Gwoza, coupled with final week’s assault on Muno, close to Maiduguri.

Although Ndume is of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), he, nevertheless, desires the President Muhammadu Buhari administration to get up concerning its constitutional obligation of saving lives and property.

When requested for his response to calls made by the Senate Minority Leader, Eyinnanya Abaribe, for President Buhari to resign following the perceived failure of the Federal Government to handle the nation’s safety challenges, Ndume mentioned the decision wasn’t needed.

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