Buratai Is Lying, Borno Senator Says, Boko Haram Not Defeated

Lt. Gen Ayatollah T. Yusuf Buratai says he is the defender of democracy

by Adeola Opeyemi,

Borno state senator denies claim by Army chief that the war against Boko Haram has been won

The Senator urged the federal government to stop the incessant terrorism attack on University of Maiduguri

He said there were available information that the terrorists were gathering for yet another attack on unknown location

Senator representing northern Borno, Senator Abubakar Kyari, has refuted the claim by the Nigerian army chief, Tukur Buratai, that Boko Haram has been defeated.

NAIJ.com learnt that Kyari said there are information that the Boko Haram terrorists are gathering and preparing to launch a major comeback in the state.

The senator made this known while submitting a motion yesterday, June 5, on the floor of the senate on the attacks by the dreaded sects on the University of Maiduguri, according to a report by Daily Post.

Kyari urged the federal government to produce adequate security for the University of Maiduguri which has been hit several times by the Boko Haram sect. He argued that the university is the only federal government owned higher institution in the state and the incessant attack on it might cripple academic activities in the school and the state as a whole.

Recall reports from Wednesday, that army chief, Lt-Gen Tukur Buratai said that the release of the second batch of the 82 Chibok girls recently was a political decision and not one taken by the Nigerian Army.

Buratai, the Chief of Army Staff (CoAS) in Nigeria, said this in an interview with the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). According to Buratai, the Nigerian Army has performed its own roles for the safe passage of the abducted Chibok girls.

Buratai insisted that Boko Haram has been defeated since they only operate in a limited area unlike in the past when they were present in some northern states. Read more: https://www.naij.com/1113571-its-true-borno-senator-replies-army-chief-buratai-boko-harams-defeat.html