Senator Ali Ndume

Senator Ali Ndume (APC-Borno South) has condemned the allegedly kidnapped of passengers en route Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, by Boko Haram insurgents.

At least seven women were reportedly abducted in the attack on Tuesday, while some of the male passengers who fled into the bush are yet to be seen.

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The Senator, who lamented the continued attacks in the state, told journalists on Thursday that the spate of attacks carried out by the terrorists in the last two months is worrisome.

Ndume who is a native of Gwoza confirmed that attack urged the Federal Government to intervene and find a lasting solution to the renewed attacks in the state.

“It is worrisome. There was an attack in Gwoza, there was a suicide attack bombing, all these within a gap of two months. As a representative of the people, I am worried.

“I hope that the security agencies and the people responsible are equally worried and trying to do something. I appreciate the fact that changes were made last time in response to such attacks but that is not enough. The government must do more to bring an end to this issue of insurgency,” he said.

The lawmaker noted that he agrees that insurgents have been defeated but some black spots – the Sambisa axis, Lake Chad area, the Mandara Mountains must be paid prompt and adequate attention to.