Stay Away, Abuja Is Not Safe, Nigerian Lawmaker Tells Colleagues

Nigerian Lawmaker

The Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, Ndudi Elumelu, has urged his colleagues to stay away from Abuja during their long holiday due to the security situation.

Mr Elumelu stated this Wednesday after the Deputy Speaker, Idris Wase, announced that the House will adjourn till September 20.

“I want to beg members, Abuja is no longer safe, please, if possible, go back to your constituency. The place is so insecure,” he said.

Mr Elumelu’s comment is coming at a time many residents of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) are living in fear over a spike in insecurity.

Recently, the government directed the shutdown of all unity schools in the FCT, while gunmen on Friday attacked some officials of the 7 Guards Battalion of the Nigerian Army Presidential Guards Brigade. Akelicious reported how eight soldiers including two officers were killed in the attack.

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Also, in early July, terrorists launched a daring attack on a prison in Kuje, Abuja, releasing hundreds of prisoners, including Boko Haram members.

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