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Insecurity: Northeast Situation Has gone Worse – Senator Ndume

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The lawmaker representing Borno South Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Senator Ali Ndume has condemned the situation in the northeast saying it has gone worse.

This he said during an interview with newsmen, Ndume regretted that the resurgence of the Boko Haram /Islamic State of West African Province (ISWAP) keeps increasing.

“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 said. 

Ndume, who is the Chairman, Senate Committee on the Army, also decried the state of killings and violence in his constituency.

According to him, terrorists attacked Askira and Damboa Local Government Areas of his state recently and killed some people while carting away foodstuff and other valuables.”

He explained that personnel of the Nigerian Army were able to respond very fast to the attacks by repelling the insurgents, people had to scamper for safety due to fear.

“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.”

The lawmaker further said the renewed attack on the state comes when people had a sigh of relief that the state of attacks coming to an end. .

He stressed that just last week, two bombs were detonated in a mosque in Gwoza, coupled with last week’s attack on Muno, near Maiduguri.

Ndume is of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), he, however, wants the President Muhammadu Buhari administration to wake up regarding its constitutional duty of saving lives and property.

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