Northeast insurgency: Soldiers sharing ammunition in battlefield – Senator Ndume

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The Senate on Tuesday came hard on President Muhammadu Buhari on the prevailing insecurity across the country, particularly in the northeast.

The session was all about Saturday’s massacre of farmers at Zabarmari community in Jere Local Government Area of Borno State by Boko Haram.

Not few senators reserved harsh words for Buhari including Ahmed Baba Kaita representing Katsina North, the President’s constituency.

In his contribution, the Chairman, Senate Committee on Army, Senator Ali Ndume, who is from beleaguered Borno painted a sorry state of the soldiers in the battlefield to the point that they allegedly lacked some necessary gears.

“Soldiers at the forefront of the operations are sharing ammunition.  They are not well kitted. Some of them don’t even have helmets or bulletproof vests.

“They don’t have new AK-47 rifles at the war front. Insurgents have started demanding levies to allow farmers into farms.

“Boko Haram has started mounting roadblocks. If the Federal Government is serious, we could wipe out insurgency within six months,” he said.

 

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