Senator Ali Ndume (APC-Borno South) has said activities of Boko Haram insurgency will continue in the North-east unless challenges confronting the military are addressed.
Ndume, the Chairman, Senate Committee on Army, made this known while speaking with The Punch on Wednesday.
The lawmaker said, “The challenge that the military have now is lack of resources and inadequate personnel. As long as the resources are not deployed in terms of what they would need, we would continue to have this (insurgency) challenge.
“In an operation like this, we have only 30, 000 soldiers on ground which is grossly inadequate. They (Federal Government) have to do something urgently about that.”
The former Senate leader revealed that residents of the three local government areas who escaped following recent attacks by the Boko Haram terrorists in Borno State are yet to return to their homes.
Ndume stated that Nigerian troops retook the council areas in a bid to ensure that the insurgents did not return to perpetrate havoc after the resettlement of the civilians.
“The civilians ran away because of the fears of what would happen to them. They refused to come back. The governor is now appealing to the military to secure the areas so that the residents could return,” he said.
He called on the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government to do the needful to ensure the early return of the residents.