Abuja is not safe —Ndume

The Chairman, Senate Committee on Army, Senator Ali Ndume, has said the nation's capital Abuja, and arguably one of the most secured places in the country, is not as safe as the terrorized state of Borno. 

Ndume who made the statement during an appearance on Channels Television’s Politics Today on Thursday, said the presence of Boko Haram in the state has been restricted to 'soft targets' in the outskirts of the State, unlike the situation in Abuja where guns wait right at the door.

“I live in Abuja and also live in Maiduguri. Once I come to Maiduguri, I feel safer than in Abuja, because somebody can knock down your door with a gun. In Maiduguri, we don’t hear of that,” Ndume said.

“It is outside Maiduguri where the insurgents are marauding around and attack intermittently. And that’s normal with insurgents, that’s why they are called insurgents, they do hit and run on soft targets.

“In every society, you can’t wipe out criminality completely. In America, there is school shooting. Our own is that we have known terrorists and the army is fighting them.”

It is unclear whether by 'guns waiting at the door', the lawmaker is referring to the reports of Boko Haram advancing to the nation's capital. 

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