847 soldiers killed by Boko Haram buried in Borno cemetery – Ndume

Senator Ndume

The Chairman, Senate Committee on Army, Senator Ali Ndume, said on Tuesday that 840 Nigerian soldiers killed by the Boko Haram terrorists from 2013 till date were buried in the Military cemetery located in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.

He said the figure did not include other soldiers killed by the insurgents and buried in other military cemeteries located in other parts of the North-East geopolitical zone.

Ndume, who stated this while briefing journalists in Abuja on the findings by his colleagues who recently returned from Maiduguri, however, denied reports of mass burial of soldiers killed by the terrorists.

He also said the Senate panel was already investigating allegations that some non-governmental agencies operating in the North-East, were providing useful information to the Boko Haram leaders.

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  • Alli Ndume, I thought you were on the campaghn trail at the 9th assembly nagging that you will be the senate president you don't even have five votes, don't give wrong figures, soldiers are for war, if you sign up to be a soldier ONLY one thing that's involved, if you don't kill, they will kill you, Boko Haram are ex-soldiers most of them are well trained, then, Alli Ndume, may their gentle soul rest in perfect peace amen, though if you can exhume those corpse please go ahead, start from 2013 as mentioned by you, and remember this, Borno State is your state, why do you fail to mention this during 8th assembly, you remember senate president Saraki suspended you for lying to the senate, this time you will not be suspended they remove you.

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