Chairman Senate Committee on Army, Senator Ali Ndume expressed that he feels safer in Maiduguri, the Borno capital, than in the federal capital territory (FCT).
He stated this when he featured in an interview on Channels Television on Thursday.
Ndume expressed concern over the security challenges in the FCT.
The Borno senator also noted that insurgents are not operating within Maiduguri, but outside the state capital.
“You know I live in Abuja and also live in Maiduguri. Once I come to Maiduguri, I feel safer than Abuja, because somebody can knock at your door, knock down your door with a gun,” he said.
“In Maiduguri, I don’t think I have completely heard of that. It is outside Maiduguri, where the insurgents are marauding around and they attack intermittently.
“And that is normal with insurgents; that is why they are even called insurgents. They do hit and run. Look at soft targets, that is where we found ourselves now.”