- Senator Ndume has revealed how Boko Haram insurgents killed about 75 people in one night in Borno
- The Borno South senator said he can’t go to his hometown because it is not safe
- The lawmaker noted that the security operatives are doing their best but said the situation is overwhelming
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The senator representing Borno South, Ali Ndume, has narrated the ordeal his hometown has suffered in the hands of the dreaded Boko Haram insurgents.
Ndume said the insurgents killed about 75 elders in one night during a raid on his hometown in Gwoza local government area.
The Cable reports that Ndume disclosed this on Wednesday, August 26, at a meeting organised by the senate committee on special duties and the North East Development Commission (NEDC) in Maiduguri.
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According to the senator, he can’t go to his hometown because it is not safe.
“There was a time in my hometown, Gwoza, that about 75 elders, most of whom I know personally, were dragged by Boko Haram to the town’s abattoir and slaughtered like animals. Only two persons survived because their bodies were covered with other people’s’ blood and the assailants thought they were dead.
“In the same Gwoza, Boko Haram had in a single day lined up young men and summarily shot them dead. These were just some standout cases,” the senator said.
Senator Ndume noted that the security operatives are doing their best but said the situation is overwhelming.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Borno state governor, Babagana Umara Zulum, cried out saying Boko Haram insurgents are recruiting more members especially from the internally displaced persons (IDPs).
Zulum who revealed this in an interview with the BBC Hausa Service noted that the insurgents are working on people to join them and it's becoming frightening.
He went on to note that IDPs may be forced to join Boko Haram if they are unable to go back to their towns and return to farming.
In another report, no fewer than eight soldiers were allegedly killed and three others injured by members of the Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP) on Tuesday, August 18, in Kukawa town, Borno state.
The terrorists have also abducted about one hundred people including young men and girls from Kukawa in the last 10 days.
The insurgents had ambushed the Nigerian soldiers who were asked to move to Kukawa on Tuesday to address increased Boko Haram activities.
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