A former Senate Majority Leader and the Senator representing Borno South Senatorial District, Senator Ali Ndume, has said the insecurity been perpetrated by Boko Haram /Islamic State of West African Province (ISWAP) in the North Eastern region of the country, is getting worse by the day.
Senator Ndume, who was a guest on Channels Television’s political programme ‘Sunday Politics’, described the the current security situation in the region as a terrible situation, even as he said it is getting worse every day.
“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 when asked to assess the security situation in the region.
The Borno born Senator, who is the Chairman, Senate Committee on Army, also lamented the spate of killings and violence in his constituency.
He narrated a recent attack, where the terrorists went to Askira and Damboa Local Government Areas of his state and killed some people while carting away foodstuff and other valuables.
According to the Senator, the army personnel were able to respond promptly to the attack by repelling the insurgents, and this made the people of the area 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 Senator, who is a member of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) therefore, called on the President Muhammadu Buhari administration to wake up regarding its constitutional duty of saving lives and properties.
On his reaction to calls made by his colleague and the Senate Minority Leader, Eyinanya Abaribe, for President Buhari to resign due to the perceived failure of the President and his security chiefs to address the nation’s security challenges, the Senator who is serving his third term in Senate said the call was not needed.