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Borno legislator bemoans renewed Boko Haram attacks

13 July 2015, 12:44 Augustine Osayande

Abuja - The House of Representatives member representing Hawul and Askira-Uba Federal Constituency of Borno State, Jubrin Satumari, has decried the renewed attacks by members of Boko Haram in the region.

He said the dreaded sect had intensified since the May 29 inauguration of President Muhammadu Buhari.

The lawmaker raised an alarm that many towns and villages in the Northeast were susceptible to the attack of the Boko Haram insurgents as the military presence was highly concentrated in major towns with little protection for distant and remote communities in the troubled region.

“It is unfortunate that in many remote communities in Askira-Uba and Hawul Federal Constituency, as well as other areas people have sleepless night as they do not have the prestige of the military presence in their area.

There is no security presence in most of the affected villages and communities in my constituency,” Satumari said.

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He decried the instances of some communities in Askira - Uba and Hawul local government areas under his constituency where some suspected group of terrorists invaded last week Friday.

They invaded Mussa 'B' village and killed 29 residents and inflicted injuries on several others.

The lawmaker also condemned the recent attacks and suicide bombings in some parts of the state and the country in general during the holy month of Ramadan. He thus called on the security operatives to be committed in the fight against insurgency in the state.

“I want to use this opportunity to condemn the renewed onslaught against innocent Nigerians by the Boko Haram sect especially during the holy month of Ramadan. I urge all Nigerians especially the religious faithful to pray to God to continue to save the country from all forms of calamity,”
Satumari said

He nonetheless expressed optimism that the leadership of Buhari would bring an end to the Boko Haram insurgency.

- CAJ News


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