Senator representing Borno South, Ali Ndume has raised an alarm of Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists regrouping within the Lake Chad axis.
The Chairman of the Senate Committee on Army made the declare on Sunday November 14, whereas reacting to Saturday’s assaults on Askira in Borno by ISWAP fighters.
Ndume who commiserated with the Nigerian Army over the incident and hailed Brig-Gen. Zirkusu as a gallant soldier who took the struggle to the terrorists, said that the depth of the assault on Askira is worrisome as troops had taken out key ISWAP commanders in Borno.
The lawmaker urged different safety businesses to offer the Nigerian Army the wanted help. He additionally additionally urged residents across the Chibok space to be calm and never relocate, because the Nigerian Army has what it takes to take the struggle to the insurgents.
“I need to categorical my condolences to the Nigerian Army over the dying of the General who died alongside Chibok street.
“ISWAP terrorists attacked a city there. They know that the General was the key impediment to their operation. They laid an ambush and rammed a bomb-laddened automobile into his automobile.
“He was a gallant soldier. He took the struggle to the terrorists. His dying has despatched panic to folks in that space.
“I’m conscious that some folks round that Chibok space have began pondering of relocating.
“Some need to go to Mubi and different locations. We try to induce them to stay there. The insurgency is coming to an finish.
“This will not be the tip, however the starting of the tip of terrorists. I do know that the Army has what it takes to take the struggle to them.
“There is a necessity to induce different safety businesses to offer the Army the wanted help. We additionally want to induce vigilante teams to help them.
“For now, we are going to assume that it was an remoted case. But the depth with which they got here is worrisome.
“They got here with greater than 10 gun vans. They are additionally regrouping round Borno North. That’s the Lake Chad axis.
“The army is conscious and the Air Force is offering surveillance within the space. It was a revenge mission. The Army has been taking out key ISWAP commanders they usually had their revenge.
“Last week, as an illustration, they kidnapped family of the Emir of Askira. They additionally kidnapped some passengers alongside that street. If the Army sustains the temple, we are going to win this insurgency.
“The equipments are arriving step by step. We are monitoring. As a committee, we are going to go and see what had been introduced into the nation.
“This is an improvement. The Army is very rapid in responding. The Army is involved in about 33 states now. They’re under pressure.”