Ndume, who spoke at the one- day Northeast Security Summit convened by the Inspector General of Police Mohammed Adamu Abubakar, stated that terrorists are hibernating in the Lake Chad fringes, the Mandara Mountains and the Sambisa Forests.
“We know that the key remaining location of the remaining insurgents is three, the Lake Chad fringes, the Mandara Mountains and the Sambisa Forest and with the current technology, the theatre commander said the last time that with three months they can finish this war,” Ndume said.
Ndume who represented the Senate President Ahmed Lawan at the summit, also regretted the poor budgetary provisions for security.
According to him, the fight cannot be won with the conventional army tactics, meagre budgetary allocations and inadequate personnel by the army and the police in the country.
“The army is doing well but it’s not enough because we have not seeing the end of it. Let me say that we cannot fight a war on this vast land that we have with only 150, 000 soldiers.
”Right now, the population of the Nigerian Army is 150, 000 plus the 4,000 recently released which makes it 160,000 personal. We cannot fight this war with have less than 400, 000 police.
”We cannot also police with what is budgeted for this year with the police. The constitution say the security and welfare lives of the people is paramount. How can you therefore be have meagre budgetary allocation for the police and a meagre N100 billion for the military.”