FORMER Senate Leader, Mohammed Ndume, says no part of Nigeria is safe at the moment, urges the Federal Government to take urgent steps to ensure safety of the citizens.
Speaking with reporters in Abuja on Tuesday, Ndume said that terrorists were gaining more grounds in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states. He said the Federal Government needed to act immediately.
“What the rest of the country is experiencing is what we have been having in Borno. Today, no place is safe in Nigeria. Government really needs to step up and ensure that we are safe. This can’t continue like this.
He said many villages and towns were being overrun by the insurgents in the North East, adding that ‘’the entire Borno is still without power supply for three months.”
Ndume said that bandits and insurgents were targeting schools because they provide a safe platform where a large number of people could be easily abducted.
“Just a few days ago, Boko Haram terrorists overran a place about 30 kilometres from Maiduguri. A Major in the army and some soldiers were killed. Recently, about 35 soldiers were killed by insurgents along Maiduguri–Damaturu road.
“In fact, in that village that was overrun by the insurgents, it took the intervention of a combined military operation to regain it. This is a common thing in the North East now. We want peace in Nigeria and the government must do everything possible to restore law and order.