Senator Ali Ndume, the lawmaker representing Borno South Senatorial District, has warned that the terrorist group Boko Haram is regrouping once again in the North-East geopolitical region.
Ndume, who is also the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Army, said this while briefing journalists after plenary on Tuesday.
According to the lawmaker, the insurgents have started regrouping again in the northeastern states of Borno, Yobe and Adamawa.
He said: “Last week, 30 soldiers were killed in Mainok on the highway. Yesterday (Monday) just 30km from Maiduguri, the town was overrun by Boko Haram. It took concerted effort of the armed forces but we lost a major and two soldiers. In Rann Local Government, the same thing happened.
“The problem we are facing in Borno and, to some extent, in Yobe and Adamawa, is that the insurgency is resurging again and that is a matter of concern.”
Ndume, however, insisted that the resurgence of Boko Haram activities should not stop the establishment of more educational institutions in the Borno South Senatorial District.
He lamented that the constituency which he represents has no higher institution of learning despite its size and population.
“Part of the solution is not to give up and not to show the insurgents that Nigerians are overwhelmed but to show that despite their terrorist acts and their stance against western education, more institutions would be established,” he said.
The Borno lawmaker said the institution he proposed, the Federal College of Education Gwoza, Borno State, bring quality change in Education by focusing on teacher education through teaching and learning innovations.
He said the college also seeks to provide and promote sound basic Education training as a foundation for the development of Nigeria.
He said, “The establishment of this College would be an addition to the only existing higher institution (University of Maiduguri) in the State.
“The enactment of this Bill will help not only in transforming the decayed educational infrastructures in Nigeria, but also help in the development of the hitherto devastated North East Region of the Country,” he added