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Bigger war than Boko Haram insurgency looms in North-East

04 September 2016, 11:51

Abuja - Senate Leader, Ali Ndume has warned President Muhammadu Buhari's administration that if urgent preventative steps weren't taken, a war that could be worse than the Boko Haram insurgency could break out in the North-East, Punch reports.

Ndume said that Nigeria would have a larger crisis on its hands if there was a failure to tackle the malnutrition being experienced among children in the affected area.

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He added that 500 000 children would die of malnutrition if urgent action was not taken.

"The situation in the North East particularly in Borno State, is very serious. If we do not do something concrete now on these children that are growing up malnourished, sick with hunger, and poverty in Borno State, then we are going to have another war that is worse than the Boko Haram.

“So, I want you to give the wife of the president, all the support. As estimated, if we don’t do something, for sure, more than 500 000 children are going to die of malnutrition. That is apart from the people that are dying right now because of hunger in Borno State,” Ndume said.

For more on this story, visit Punch.

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