Senator Ali Ndume claims he feels safer in Maiduguri despite continuous attacks by insurgents, than in Abuja, the nation’s capital.
The Chairman of the Senate Committee on Army made the claim while appearing on Channels Television’s Politics Today on Thursday June 17 syaing security has improved in Maiduguri, as it is only outside the Borno state capital that insurgents are marauding around and attack intermittently.
“I live in Abuja and also live in Maiduguri. Once I come to Maiduguri, I feel safer than in Abuja, because somebody can knock down your door with a gun. In Maiduguri, we don’t hear of that.
“It is outside Maiduguri where the insurgents are marauding around and attack intermittently. And that’s normal with insurgents, that’s why they are called insurgents, they do hit and run on soft targets.
“In every society, you can’t wipe out criminality completely. In America, there is school shooting. Our own is that we have known terrorists and the army is fighting them.”
Ndume also described Buhari’s visit as a boost to the morale of the troops on the battlefront.
“The President went round for six hours – I was tired. He came in 10 o’clock and we were going to see various projects until four o’clock this evening before he left.”