Boko Haram: Gwoza is under siege, says Ndume

Senator Ali Ndume

Two weeks after Boko Haram insurgents took over Gwoza, the senator representing Southern Borno state Ali Ndume, says his constituents remain under.

Mr. Ndume made the statement during a visit to some camps sheltering people displaced by the violence in Adamawa and Gombe states. He visited alongside Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State.

The senator, whose constituency includes Gwoza, said that six wards of Gwoza local government have been taken over by insurgents who have mounted their flags in those areas.

“We are under siege in Gwoza”, said Mr. Ndume, who is also a native of Gwoza local government.

“It is sad that we have to wait till now that people are being killed for government to take action. We know that for long, the road to Gwoza from Maiduguri had been a no-go area even for the soldiers.

“It is a known fact that soldiers of the Nigerian army have been overstretched in both human and material capacity. The federal government has to rise to the occasion to give these soldiers the needed support to work. Two major federal government bridges leading to Gwoza have been bombed and no one seemed concerned about this,” he said.

The senator lamented the unabated killing of innocent people by the insurgents.

He said he is doing his best to ensure that the insurgency is nipped adding that the war against insurgency must be won.

“Our hope is not lost because we kept praying that the insurgency will soon come to an end. This is not the first time in history of the nation that insurgency attack is happening. It had happened before, only that the way Nigeria is handling it is quite different,” he said.

“We are in Madagali, Gulak, Mubi and other villages in the borders of Borno and Adamawa to sympathise, console with our People over the lost of their beloved ones and properties. Today we will be visiting Biu and Gombe to meet with the other displaced persons there,” he stated.

Mr. Ndume attributed the persistent violence to “the way government is handling the issue”.

“We have learnt from our mistakes of handling the insurgency problem. If the right thing was done, it would not had happened in the first place. Now that it has happened there is no point apportioning blame on any person or group, this is the time to look for solution.

Mr. Ndume lamented that Gwoza, with a population of over 50,000 people, has now become a deserted town.


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  • Francis510

    You are a bako harams sponsored. Stop telling lies.

    • sadi abdullahi

      How do know he is boko haram, if you ara no Woking together with him? Explain

      • BlackieUmukoro

        Ndume confessed

  • longben

    Lo and behold!!! The crocodile you fed and nourished to kill you neighbours chickens have now turned to Godzilla and swallowing your very own. WEEP NDUME, WEEP.

  • Usman

    they used to condemn it before, now they no longer care to, talk less of them acting, quit insensitive

  • vica

    Innocent people are still dying becaus of these terrorists, don’t think it’s gonna end soon though cus our president is weak. We have to endure till 2015 when a strong man will lead and protect this nation.

  • BlackieUmukoro

    Ndume is boko haram and boko haram is Ndume. This is the same senator who refused to meet with the committe on the NE conflict resolution and the chibok girls alleged kidnap saga. Useless lamentation when he is neck deep in the whole mess and the purpose of the visit is to promote APC in the camps. Keep on deceiving yourself

  • emmanuel

    This bastard must be charged to the ICC for genocide. He is invloved in selling the indegenous people from his constituency to his Hausa Fulani Muslims for extermination.

    Let him tell us how he safely got to Gwoza if he clAi.s the Army cannot pass theough the roads. Nonsense!

    • Missy

      You gutless douche bag!

  • idechinyelu

    thought billions of naira was budgeted

  • tuco

    What more do you expect, the entire borno state is under siege due to very lousy, incompetent and corrupt govt. If not how can you allow rif-rafs to take control of a whole city that is under emergency rule for almost two yrs nw. Nigerian soldiers were never known to be this cowards, they were known as brave and gallant soldiers, give them better weapons more sophisticated and see what will happen. Bt the whole issue has been politicized at the expense of innocent lives. The only road linking borno nw and other states is also a nightmare to follow for fear of being attacked by the boko boys with no flights in and out of borno for several months nw. In real essence, politics gave birth to BH in pursuit of selfish interest by the politicians, and nw it has grown to a huge monster that is capable of consuming the whole nation unless something tangible is done about it. Abatcha said and I quote ‘if insurgency last for more than 3 days then government has a hand in it’.

  • Sanusi Hammari

    Emmanuel u are a monkey did he tell u that he visited Gwoza he just visited Gulak,mubi,madagali and Gombe useless man