Boko Haram resurging, causing more damage, says Ndume
Former Senate Leader, Mohammed Ndume, has said that terrorists are gaining more grounds in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states. Addressing journalists in Abuja yesterday, after his bill on the establishment of a Federal College of Education, Gwoza, Borno State, passed second reading in the Senate, Ndume said many villages and towns were being overrun by the insurgents in the North East.
Charging the Federal Government to place greater priority on the protection of the people and restoration of law and order, Ndume said the entire “Borno is still without power supply for three months” and pleaded with the authorities to fix the problem.
The Chairman of Senate Committee on Army revealed that bandits and insurgents were targeting schools because they provide a safe platform where a large number of people could be easily abducted.
He, however, said the current spate of insecurity should not deter the government from establishing more higher institutions across the country, adding that the demand for higher education was on the rise and urged government to step up its game.
Ndume said: “What the rest of the country is experiencing is what we have been having in Borno. Today, no place is safe in Nigeria. Government really needs to step up and ensure that we are safe. This can’t continue like this. We need to act
“Just a few days ago, Boko Haram terrorists overran a place about 30 kilometres from Maiduguri. A Major in the army and some soldiers were killed. Recently, about 35 soldiers were killed by insurgents along Maiduguri–Damaturu road.
“In fact, in that village that was overrun by the insurgents, it took the intervention of a combined military operation to regain it. This is a common thing in the North East now. We want peace in Nigeria and the government must do everything possible to restore law and order,” he stressed.
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