In Benue: Senator Suswam expresses frustration over Boko Haram attacks

Senator representing Benue North East Senatorial District, Gabriel Torwua Suswam has expressed frustration over lingering Boko Haram attacks in North East.

Speaking on the floor of the Senate while contributing to a motion on Auno killings, the lawmaker and former governor of Benue State stressed that the Boko Haram battle had never been taken to its sources, hence, they continue to operate at will.

He said the fighters were not invincible, adding that Nigerians knew where Boko Haram fighters were operating from, wondering how the nation had been elusive of intelligence that would have driven the fight against the insurgents.

He lamented how the nation thrives on propaganda in the fight while citizens die daily due to insurgents’ attacks.

“In the past we heard that Boko Haram has been decimated; we heard that Boko Haram has been exterminated by the military.

“I think beyond that, let’s go to the source of it. We don’t have intelligence.

“We know exactly where these people are; they come in trucks; they are not invincible; they come in trucks and well armed,” he said.

Suswam further pointed out that government must tackle the incessant attacks by insurgents and other forms of banditry once and for all, saying that the resurgence of attacks was unacceptable.

According to him, the insecurity in the North East was a challenge of all Nigerians, while he called on other arms of government to cooperate with the Legislature. Dailypost

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