Borno Senator insists Bama is under Boko Haram control; ...challenges military to open up town to journalists

The Senator representing Borno Central at the National Assembly, Ahmed Zannah, has challenged both the Borno state government and military authority to take the media to Bama to cross check their claims that the town has not be captured by the Boko Haram insurgents.

The senator on Wednesday afternoon said: "As I am speaking to you Bama has been captured and the insurgents on the prowling for any male, killing at will."

He added , "Everyone is a target as long as you are male but for now women and children are being sparred."

Recounting a personal loss, Zannah said he lost two nephews to the insurgents who according to him captured Bama on Tuesday.

He said: "They entered my brother's house in Bama and shot his two sons they met at the residence."

Zannah who is an indigene of Bama, 78 kilometres from Maiduguri said: "Both the military and Borno state government are lying to Nigerians, and to prove that I am the one misinforming the public they should take journalists to the town to cross check the fact." It would be recalled that after Zannah on Tuesday morning granted an interview that Bama has been captured by the terrorist group, Borno state government and the youth vigilante group swiftly came out to call his claim a lie and politically motivated.


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