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Boko Haram: Insurgents have killed 357 Nigerians in 55 attacks in 2017 – Senate



Senator Ndume discloses that Boko Haram has significantly attacked Borno, Yobe and Adamawa

Senate reveals that 357 Nigerians have died in 55 attacks by Bok Haram

Nigerian Senate, has today, Wednesday, disclosed that 357 Nigerians have been killed in 55 attacks perpetrated by the notorious Boko Haram sect since 2017 began.

Ali Ndume, the Senator representing Borno South, in a motion, revealed to his colleagues that the Boko Haram sect has significantly infiltrated the three northeastern states of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe respectively.

Naija News recalls that on Tuesday, Ndume said the Senate might need to invite Service Chiefs to brief them in a closed door meeting, on the resurgence of Boko Haram activities in North Eastern states of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe.

The legisaid the three states had come under serious attacks from insurgents lately. He said if something urget was not done, the gains recorded in the fight against Boko Haram would be eroded.

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“The insurgency in the North East is resurfacing. If we need to invite the Security Chiefs to brief the Senate in a closed door session, I will formally move a motion at our next sitting,” Ndume had said.

At Thursday’s plenary, Sen. Ndume, who sponsored a proper motion, said 76 people were killed by the terrorists in November, while 11 soldiers also lost their lives within the same period.

He said of the 357 civilians that have died, 220 were killed between June and November. He revealed that they died as a result of suicide bombings.

The prayer sought by Ndume that Service Chiefs be invited to brief the Senate, in a closed door session on the worrisome state of security, did not scale through.

Ibukun Josephine Bankole was a Senior Associate at Naija News. A Mass Communication graduate, Ibukun is passionate about journalism especially in the areas of health and child related issues. She loves eating beans, singing, acting and giving motivational speeches. Ibukun is meticulous and has a positive approach to life. Contact me via twitter/Instagram @ibukunbankole_