- Senator Ali Ndume has revealed where members of Boko Haram are getting their weapons from
- According to the former Senate leader, the insurgents steal arms and ammunition from troops, security agencies
- Ndume made the disclosure during an interview that was aired on Thursday, April 29
Senator Ali Ndume, the chairman of the Senate committee on Army, has opened up on the source of Boko Haram weapons frequently used to unleash terror.
Ndume claims that most of the arms and ammunition used by the dreaded insurgents were stolen from Nigerian soldiers, armed forces, and other security agencies.
The lawmaker, who represents Borno South in the Senate, stated this during an interview on Channels TV Politics Today that aired on Thursday, April 29.
According to him, the insurgents are getting desperate to get arms and ammunition after the army boss turned the heat on them. He went on to note that the terrorists also get weapons from Libya and Chad.
When asked if the terrorists occupying some parts of the northeast region is a setback, Ndume said not really. He explained that the insurgents hold on to the towns due to the insufficient number of troops on ground.
Speaking further, the lawmaker stated that the terrorist group does not hold on to a community permanently.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the insurgents have hoisted their flag in some parts of the Geidam community, in Yobe state.
Some of the residents confirmed this, adding that the insurgents were moving from house to house preaching to them to accept their ideology.
Despite the presence of the army battalion in the community, this has not stopped the insurgents from propagating their missions.
In a related development, men of Nigeria's military eliminated about 21 Boko Haram terrorists in Geidem.
The terrorists had attacked the Geidem which is also the hometown of the acting inspector general of police.
The insurgents destroyed three communications masts and looted some shops in the town. The situation was salvaged when troops, supported by the Air Component of Operation Lafia Dole, fought back.