- From the viewpoint of Senator Ali Ndume, the insurgency in the northeast may not end anytime soon
- Ndume said this is because of the low resources available for personnel in the fight against terrorism in the region
- The chairman of the Senate committee on Nigerian Army said that the country has a low number of soldiers to face the insurgents head-on
Senator Ali Ndume has said, due to inadequate resources and shortage of soldiers, the insurgency will continue to persist in the northeast region of Nigeria.
Ndume, who is the chairman of the Senate's committee on Nigerian Army, said the federal government must rise and face the war against terrorism in the region with the deployment of more troops to conquer Boko Haram insurgents, The Cable reports.
The senator said: “The challenge that the military have now is lack of resources and inadequate personnel. As long as the resources are not deployed in terms of what they would need, we would continue to have this challenge.
“In an operation like this, we have only 30,000 soldiers on the ground, which is grossly inadequate. They have to do something urgently about that.”
However, he stated that the federal government is making crucial efforts to ensure the safe return and comfortable resettlement of displaced persons who fled their homes due to insecurity in the region.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Pentecostal Archbishop of south-south, Julius Ediwe, had commended President Muhammadu Buhari for successes recorded in the war against insurgency and religious tolerance among various groups across Nigeria.
Ediwe, who is also the grand patron of the National Inter-faith and Religious Organisation for Peace, said the Christian and Muslim co-existence in Nigeria is the handiwork of President Buhari.
The cleric said that since President Buhari assumed leadership in 2015, the country has become more united and focused amidst the myriads of challenges and evil permutations confronting it.
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