Sen. Ali Ndume, senator representing Borno South, has narrated how Boko Haram terrorists killed 75 elders in one night during a raid on his hometown in Gwoza local government area.
Speaking during a stakeholders’ meeting put together by the Senate Committee on Special Duties and the North East Development Commission (NEDC) in Maiduguri on Wednesday, Senator Ndume lamented how he has been unable to visit his hometown in Gwoza due to the activities of the insurgents.
“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.
“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.”
The Borno senator also appreciated the support by Non-Governmental Organisations in responding to the issue of hunger occasioned by the ravages caused by the incessant terrorists attack.
“We don’t know where we would have been or what would have happened to us in Borno State, had there not been the NGOs,” he said.
“People die every day here, and I can assure you that even today or this evening, someone may have died of hunger. I am not talking about children – I mean adults.”
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