The Lawmaker representing Borno South Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Senator Ali Ndume has decried the situation in the Northeast saying it is getting worse by the day.
Speaking during an interview, Senator Ndume regretted that the resurgence of the Boko Haram /Islamic State of West African Province (ISWAP) keeps increasing, and lamented the spate of killings and violence in his constituency.
According to the Chairman, Senate Committee on the Army, terrorists recently attacked Askira and Damboa Local Government Areas of his State and killed some people while carting away foodstuff and other valuables.
He noted that personnel of the Nigerian Army were able to respond promptly to the attacks by repelling the insurgents, but people had to scamper for safety due to fear as some of them were killed.
Speaking further, the Lawmaker said the renewed attack on the State comes when people had a sigh of relief that the spate of attacks has reduced; stressing that just last week, two bombs were detonated in a mosque in Gwoza, coupled with last week’s attack on Muno, near Maiduguri.
Although Senator Ndume is of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), he, however, urged the President Muhammadu Buhari administration to wake up regarding its constitutional duty of saving lives and property.