A serving Nigerian lawmaker, Senator Ali Ndume has disclosed how 75 Borno elders were killed by Boko Haram in one night.
Ali Ndume is from Borno state, North East Nigeria which is the epicenter of the terror war against Nigeria.
He made the disclosure on Wednesday in a presentation during a stakeholders’ meeting organised by the Senate Committee on Special Duties and the North East Development Commission (NEDC) in Maiduguri.
He said that the challenges faced by the people of Borno State were being underreported.
“If the Senate Committee would take time during their stay to go round some of the camps and even the nearby Konduga local government, we would all better appreciate what the people are facing,” he said.
“Even as a serving senator, I still cannot go to Gwoza, my home town, because it is not safe.
“Our security operatives are trying their best, and we have to give it to them. But the situation is overwhelming. People are dying every day, either from attacks or by hunger. We have lost many lives here.
“There was a time in my home town Gwoza, that about 75 elders most of whom I know personally were dragged by Boko Haram to the town’s abattoir and slaughtered like animals. Only two persons survived because their bodies were covered with other people’s blood and the assailants thought they were dead.
“In the same Gwoza, Boko Haram had in a single day lined up young men and summarily shot them dead. These were just some stand out cases,” he said.