Boko Haram Attack: Over 75 people murdered in Borno – Senator Ali Ndume

Senator Ali Ndume
Senator Ali Ndume

The Senator representing Borno South, Ali Ndume, said that at least 75 people were killed by Boko Haram during a raid on Gwoza local government area of Borno State.

Senator Ndume, who is also chairman of the Senate Committee on the Army, narrated on Wednesday how the insurgents killed the victims in his hometown.

He was speaking at a meeting organized by the Senate Committee on Special Duties and the North East Development Commission (NEDC) in Maiduguri.

“If the Senate committee would take time during their stay to go round some of the camps and even the nearby Konduga Local Government Area, we would all better appreciate what the people are facing,” he said, according to the Cable.

“Even as a serving senator, I still cannot go to Gwoza my hometown because it is not safe.

“Our security operatives are trying their best, and we have to give it to them. But the situation is overwhelming. People are dying every day, either from attacks or as a result of hunger. We have lost many lives here.

“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.”


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