The member representing Borno South Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Senator Ali Ndume, has expressed concern over escalation of Boko Haram attacks on Nigerian troops and locals in the northeast.
Ndume, while speaking to journalists on the situation, yesterday, said Boko Haram insurgents have launched several attacks in Borno and Yobe states, leading to the death of troops in the last two month.
“I am worried on the sudden resurgence of Boko Haram in the northeast. Some weeks ago, it was alleged that 48 soldiers were killed. On Tuesday, there was another attack in Wala Pulka in Gwoza, where it was alleged that many passengers were abducted.
“There was attack sometime ago in Jilli, where many soldiers were killed. Another came in Zari and there was another one in Njimtilo and Bama axis.“I learnt also that there was an attack on commuters along Maiduguri to Ngala. All this attacks occurred in two months.
“So, I am really worried and I am sure the security agencies are equally worried. I appreciate that changes were made as a result of the last attacks, but that is not enough. Agree that the insurgency has been defeated, but there are black spots, which security agencies should address.“These are some of the black spots that are known, which the military must identify and make the area clean, instead of waiting in trenches for what will happen,” he said.
Ndume said the insurgents are now taking the war to military formations, adding: “I think there should be some changes, so that Boko Haram don’t even think of coming to attack any troop.“That means the military formations must always be on alert. I am not a military man, but when ever somebody always come to your house without any fear, that means you are relapsed or sleeping.”