On Saturday, Senator Baba Kaka Bashir Garbai warned that Boko Haram insurgents are still present in more than 20 Local Governments Areas (LGAs) of Borno State.
Senator Baba Kaka Bashir Garbai made this announcement to journalists during a condolence visit to Dalori and Mairi in villages where more than 85 civilians were reported killed last week by Boko Haram.
He explained that his visit was not just to sympathize with the communities and distribute relief materials, but also to note that the Federal Government is fully behind the people of Borno State.
“These people are in serious pain, they've lost their relations and their means of livelihood have been burnt down by terrorists.
"There is an assumption that most of the local governments in Borno are recaptured from the Boko Haram. In reality this is not true in the real sense.
“Apart from Maiduguri Metropolis, Kwaya Kusar and Bayo these are the three LGAs that are safe," Senator Garbai stated.
These areas, according to the senator, are only safe due to the strong military and police presence which maintains “law and order”.
Senator Garbai went on to lament that areas such as Mobbar, Kala Balge, and Abbadam LGAs are 100 percent occupied by the insurgents.
In addition, there are several areas that are partially under the thumb of Boko Haram, according to the senator.
“I would like to use this opportunity to appeal to the military to intensify their effort in ensuring they increase security around the villages and communities that share borders with Maiduguri city.
“People are migrating to Maiduguri en mass as a result fear they may be under attack to tonight or very soon,” Senator Garbai implored.