The Chairman, Senate Committee on Army, Senator Ali Ndume (Borno South), on Tuesday raised the alarm that Boko Haram insurgency is resurging in northeastern states of Borno, Yobe and Adamawa.
He stated this while briefing newsmen after plenary on his Bill seeking to establish Federal College of Education Gwoza, Borno State, which passed second reading on the floor of the Senate.
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He, however, said the resurgence of Boko Haram activities should not stop the establishment of more educational institutions in Borno South, which, he said, had existed without a higher institution of learning despite its size and population.
Ndume said: “Last week 30 soldiers were killed in Mainok on the highway. Yesterday (Monday) just 30km from Maiduguri, the town was overrun by Boko Haram. It took concerted effort of the armed forces but we lost a major and two soldiers. In Rann Local Governmnt, the same thing happened.
“The problem we are facing in Borno and, to some extent, in Yobe and Adamawa, is that the insurgency is resurging and that is a matter of concern.
“Part of the solution is not to give up and not to show the insurgents that Nigerians are overwhelmed but to show that despite their terrorist acts and their stance against western education, more institutions would be established.”