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Boko Haram Regrouping In North-East Again – Senator Ndume

The Chairman, Senate Committee on Army, Senator Ali Ndume, has alerted the nation that Boko Haram insurgents is regrouping again in the northeastern states of Borno, Yobe and Adamawa.

Ndume raised the alarm on Tuesday while briefing reporters after plenary on his bill seeking to establish Federal College of Education Gwoza, Borno State.

He said the resurgence of Boko Haram activities should not stop the establishment of more education institutions in Borno South.

Ndume said, “Last week, 30 soldiers were killed in Mainok on the highway. Yesterday (Monday) just 30km from Maiduguri, the town was overrun by Boko Haram. It took concerted effort of the armed forces but we lost a major and two soldiers. In Rann Local Government, the same thing happened.

“The problem we are facing in Borno and, to some extent, in Yobe and Adamawa, is that the insurgency is resurging again and that is a matter of concern.

“Part of the solution is not to give up and not to show the insurgents that Nigerians are overwhelmed but to show that despite their terrorist acts and their stance against western education, more institutions would be established.”

Meanwhile the proposed legislation passed second reading in the senate on Tuesday.

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