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Metro Bama Community Now Depends on Boko Haram for Survival


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Senator Zannah Ahmed, representing Borno Central at the National Assembly, has decried the life the people in Bama community, Borno state, are currently living. The town, he said, had been captured by Boko Haram a month ago, and now the residents are dying from starvation.

He said the situation had gotten so bad that the aged people, unable to flee the terrorists' strike, now had to depend on the insurgents for survival.

Speaking with a PUNCH correspondent, Zannah said: “It is quite unfortunate that the military has shied away from moving down to Bama to free the town from the insurgents several days after it was captured.

“I do not understand the strategy of the military and we deserve an explanation why Bama is still not freed even as the information we are receiving from the town indicates that there are just a few insurgents who are not well armed taking charge of the town.

“The only challenge the military might face is between Konduga and Bama where the insurgents are said to be many. But inside Bama town, they are few and not well armed and it will only require a few soldiers to flush them out.”

He added, “I learnt that the insurgents have been distributing beans to the people but this does not last, as they go on for days without food. To even move out of the town is another sad story entirely.

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Source: #PUNCH