Connect with us

News

BREAKING – Senator Ndume Claims Repentant Boko Haram Member Are Responsible For Army Colonel’s Death

Published

on

A ‘repentant’ Boko Haram member was responsible for the murder of an Army Colonel, D.C Bako, Borno State senator, Ali Ndume, has claimed.

The member, he said, gave out information to the terrorists regarding the movement of the colonel.

Mr Bako was killed on September 21 in an ambush by the terrorist group, near Damboa, a town about 85 kilometres from Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.

Confirming his death, the Nigerian Army described D.C Bako as “one of our gallant and finest war heroes.”

Mr Ndume, who is the chairman of the Senate Committee on Army, made the revelation to journalists on Wednesday shortly after the budget defence session of the Nigerian Army.

ALSO READ
UPDATE !!!: We are paid to prevent and detect crime, not to kill - Dolapo Badmus speaks on arrest of four policemen who killed unarmed suspects inside a bus

The lawmaker was responding to questions bothering on the funding of the army, as well as the committee’s position on the reintegration of repentant Boko Haram members back into the communities – an idea which he said is wrong.

“I am in disagreement with the government on the issue of de-radicalising and reintegrating (Boko Haram repentants). I still maintain that. You can’t be resettling people, pampering them while the war is on. The committee is on the same page and I believe many Nigerians are on the same page with this.

“In my village, mallams, not ordinary Muslims but mallams, elders above 60, 75 of them were taken to an abattoir and slaughtered by Boko Haram. Can you imagine that the Nigerian army or the Nigerian government is saying that because these people have gone to repent, or they say they have their hands up, you bring them back and pamper them.

ALSO READ
UPDATE !!!: Saraki reacts as court orders forfeiture of his houses

“In addition to that, the recent attack in Damboa was carried out by a repentant (Boko Haram) giving information as to the movement of the army, the general that was killed was a victim,” said the lawmaker, who appeared emotional as he spoke, apparently mixing up the title of the deceased officer. The only ambush and killing of a senior army officer reported recently was that of Mr Bako in Damboa, Borno State, in September.
“If you give IDPs here, N150,000 as perk as they give them (Boko Haram repentants) I have 10,000 of them here…. they are displaced, suffering. They know these people that killed their people, it is wrong,” he said.

ALSO READ
UPDATE - COVID19: "Nigeria Govt Has Not Declared A Fresh Lockdown" -Lai Mohammed Clears Air

Mr Ndume is one of the many lawmakers that opposed the government’s decision to rehabilitate and reintegrate ‘repentant’ Boko Haram members.
While he decried the poor funding for the Nigerian army, the lawmaker said bandits in the North East are better equipped than the military personnel.

“The only difference between the Nigerian army and the bandits is that the Nigerian army is trained and they have uniforms. Even that, some of the bandits take away the uniform from the Nigerian army or they buy it from the market,” he explained.

ALSO READ
BREAKING !!!: APC Names Abiola Ajimobi Acting National Chairman

“Some of the bandits have better AK-47. I think they have what they call AK-49, the latest AK used by bandits and insurgents in the North East and North West. I want to use this opportunity to tell you the committee’s position that as a matter of urgency… the budget of the Nigerian army should be increased.

“Not only that, we are advocating they should be front rolled, that means if they sign the budget, you give them so that they can start their procurement process because unlike other procurement that you can buy here, buy there, the Nigerian army’s have to be processed. Before you even finish the process, it takes a long time.”

ALSO READ
BREAKING !!!: Buhari Is Callous, Insensitive, Heartless: Fani Kayode

On the army’s 2020 budget, the lawmaker said only 83 per cent of their personnel cost was released to them.

“…Imagine people who are on the war front, trying to protect the country. Worst of all, their capital, I mean money that is supposed to be given to them to buy the necessary equipment, arms and ammunition, secure kitting for the armed forces, only 64 per cent of that money was released. Fifty per cent was released in the first week of July and the second batch of it was released this week and Nigeria is at war.”

ALSO READ
BREAKING - Access Bank To Cut Staff Salaries, Retrench 75% Of Workers

He also urged the Nigerian government to prosecute “those that are directly or indirectly involved in Boko Haram activities” and use them as an example.

When asked why the parliament has not increased the army’s budget since it has the power to do so, Mr Ndume said the three arms of government are supposed to work hand in hand.

“We have engaged the Nigerian army and we are going to engage the executive to make them understand that based on what we oversight, they need to increase the budget of the Nigerian army.

ALSO READ
LORD !!!: Anglican Bishop's wife abducted in Imo

“So far, we are on the same page with the executive. We are going to work together and make them understand that there is a need. Some of them do these things and present it to Mr. President without him knowing the implications,” he said.

source: https://www.gistmania.com/talk/topic,477423.0.html

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *




Hot Gists7 mins ago

WOW !!!: Watch as Davido Perform ‘Assurance’ in Coming to America 2 Movie (Video)

Hot Gists23 mins ago

OH BOY , UKWU – ‘No Man On Earth Can Ever Cheat On Nengi” – Lawyer Declares, Nigerians Disagree

Hot Gists40 mins ago

UKWU !!!: THESE GIRLS WONT KILL US WITH THESE CURVES

Hot Gists56 mins ago

WOW !!!: Tunde Ednut finally declares love for Wizkid after losing IG account thrice

Hot Gists1 hour ago

WOW !!!: Gynaecologist Urges Women Not To Remove Their Pubic Hair, Explains Why

Uncategorised1 hour ago

WOW !!!: Four Men Allegedly Break Into Police College Lagos…You Won’t Believe What They Did There

Hot Gists2 hours ago

UKWU !!!: MASSIVE ENOUGH YOU CANT LET GO (PIC)

News3 hours ago

UPDATE – If Nigeria forgave coup plotters and those that instigated civil war, I see no reason why we can not accept bandits’ repentance – Sheikh Gumi

Entertainment3 hours ago

UKWU !!!: Singer, Rema Gushes Over Nengi’s Beauty (Video)

News3 hours ago

UPDATE – Nigeria Is On Life Support With Buhari As Leader, We Demand His ‘Sacking’ – Students, Workers Plan Nationwide Protest

News3 hours ago

BREAKING – Bandits Strike Again, Abduct 70 Nursing Mothers, Children, Others In Fresh Attack On Zamfara Community

News4 hours ago

WOW !!!: Meet the Blind 419 Kingpin Arrested In Anambra (Photo)

Hot Gists4 hours ago

UKWU !!!: IF YOU OPEN, WHAT EVER YOU SEE ,ITS YOUR ….

Hot Gists4 hours ago

WOW !!!: Buhari Is Yet To Join Our Ancestors, But He Is On Transition – Dino Melaye (Video)

Hot Gists5 hours ago

WOW !!!: Lady Turns Down Opportunities to Move to US, Canada And Europe Says She Prefers Nigeria

News2 years ago

BREAKING – Tinubu Asked Abacha To Make Him A Commissioner In Lagos – Kola Abiola Say’s

News1 year ago

BREAKING – Fani Kayode : “We will never forgive South Africa over killing of Nigerians”

News2 years ago

BREAKING !!!: Inside Story Of Buhari’s Battle With Atiku At Election Tribunal

News11 months ago

BREAKING – Covid-19 has no official cure yet this is how patients recover from the Virus

Uncategorised1 year ago

BREAKING !!!: “I saw it the way you saw it, my brother” – Minister of Communications replies man who asked about new VAT

News2 years ago

PICS- Meet The Man Governors And Ministers Fear More Than Magu Of EFCC

Hot Gists2 years ago

UPDATE: Panic as US immigration stamps No EOS / AOS on Nigerian Passport

News2 years ago

BREAKING !!!: Senate, FEC: Ex-Governors Call The Shot

News1 year ago

WOW !!!: FFK blasts South Africa Minister for saying most Nigerians residing in SA are drug dealers

Hot Gists2 years ago

BREAKING – How Abacha Died , Al-Mustapha Reveals

Uncategorised5 months ago

BREAKING – Nigeria’s Crude Oil Can No Longer Sustain It – FG

Entertainment1 year ago

PICS !!: How Did Emmanuella Grow Up This Fast? – Nigerians React To Photo Of Popular Comedian’s

News2 years ago

Pics – Official portrait of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State

News2 years ago

BREAKING – Video Of Soldiers Killing Policemen In Taraba: Don’t Kill Me, Policeman Begged

News2 years ago

BREAKING !!!: Akpabio Moves To Save Face – Stolen Medical Equipment

Entertainment5 hours ago

WOW !!!: Bobrisky invites old woman living in abject poverty into her mansion to change her life (Video)

Entertainment17 hours ago

LORD !!!: VIDEO – Nollywood Actress, Anita Joseph Shares Intimate Video Of Her Husband Bathing Her

Uncategorised22 hours ago

LORD !!!: Lady runs mad after she dropped out of a car (Video)

Hot Gists1 day ago

LORD !!!: How I Escaped After Fulani Herdsmen Opened Fire on Our Train – Nigerian Man Recounts

Entertainment2 days ago

UKWU ON DISPLAY – Nengi causes commotion with her massive backside online, as she joins Rema’s ‘BOUNCE’ challenge

Hot Gists2 days ago

LORD – Suspected yahoo boy runs mad for allegedly refusing to use his mum for money rituals (Video)

Hot Gists3 days ago

LORD – Wahala Be Like: Video Of Church Members “Punching The Devil” In The Face During Service

Hot Gists3 days ago

WOW !!!: Liquid Metal! Prophet Odumeje Given A Kingly Welcome As He Visits Market Women In Onitsha

Hot Gists3 days ago

LORD !!!: Moment Beautiful Lady Started Displaying Signs of Madness After Spending Night With a Man (VIDEO)

News3 days ago

UPDATE – Banditry: Kidnapping children from school is a lesser evil to ransacking a town – Prominent Islamic Cleric, Sheikh Gumi (video)

Hot Gists4 days ago

WOW !!!: You Are Self-Centered – Lady Who Tattooed Ka3na’s Name on Her Body Fires Back At Her

Entertainment4 days ago

WOW !!!: Video – See How Fans React As Mercy Johnson Claims She And Her Children Walked On Water

News4 days ago

WOW !!!: Commotion as man donates his family house to Christ Embassy, leaving his family members at risk of being homeless (video)

Entertainment4 days ago

LORD – Man Who Claims He’s Richer Than Hushpuppi Caught On Video Looting Shops During A Riot

Hot Gists4 days ago

WOW !!!: Laycon Opens Up On Wearing ‘Big Shoe’ To Headies, Says He Needs Big Shoe For Every Big Steps

Trending