Ali Ndume's tactics on Boko Haram aimed at diverting attention - Group alleges

Ali Ndume's tactics on Boko Haram aimed at diverting attention - Group alleges

- A group has cautioned Senator Ali Ndume against utterances that are imminent to the operations of the military in the fight against terrorism in Nigeria

- The group said Ndume's claim that 847 soldiers were buried in a military grave is aimed at diverting the world's attention

- According to the group, Ndume who was once linked to the Islamic sect genuinely knows about its activities and maybe enjoying some benefits

The National Democratic Front (NDF) has alleged that Senator Ali Ndume's comment on Nigerian Military is aimed at diverting the world's attention.

The group in during a press conference in Abuja on Wednesday, October 16, said the Borno South lawmaker's assertion about the Nigerian Armed Forces was uncalled for.

The secretary-general of the NDF, Bolaji Abdulkadir, said Ndume who was once linked to the Islamic sect, genuinely knows about its activities and maybe enjoying some benefits.

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Abdulkadir said the senator's recent claims that 847 soldiers were lost in the insurgency only confirms his ties with the group.

While the Nigerian Army has asked the former Senate leader to substantiate his claim, the NDF has asked Nigerians not to take him in a solemn manner, especially knowing his history of substance abuse.

He also advised Senator Ndume to stop using Boko Haram as a political tool to impoverish his people.

The group further cautioned the lawmaker to desist from spreading falsehood in a bid to cover up for all the atrocities he has perpetrated in Borno.

Abdulkadir said: "Senator Ali Ndume has a long history of substance abuse and we are constrained to believe that his recent utterances might be as a result of the same substance overdose and as such his views on national issues should be viewed with a pinch of salt."

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He said the Senator's utterance is insensitive and an affront to the sensibilities of those whose families and relatives have been affected in one way or the other by the Boko Haram crisis.

"It is also an affront on the constituted authorities, especially the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, who have toiled day and night in the past ten years to bring the nefarious activities of the Boko Haram terrorist to an end," Abdulkadir said.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Ndume, who is the chairman of the Senate Committee on Army had said that there are over 800 soldiers buried in a military grave in Borno.

The senator said the casualties were those who died as a result of insurgency in the state from 2013 to date.

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Source: Legit Newspaper

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