Senator Ali Ndume on Thursday described the recent attack on Taraba State by some Ambazonia forces as “more of communal or tribal conflict” and not an affront to Nigeria’s territorial integrity as feared in some quarters.
Suspected Ambazonian soldiers had stormed Manga village in Takum Local Government Area of Taraba State, killing 11 persons including a traditional ruler.
While the development had raised concerns over Nigeria’s territorial integrity, Ndume maintained that Wednesday’s incident is bound to happen along border communities across the country.
“I have listened to the governor and the actual situation is more of a communal or tribal conflict that affects communities along our borders,” the Chairman of the Senate Committee on the Army, said on Channels Television’s Politics Today.
“You know that the border of Nigeria and Cameroon stretches from Taraba and even down to Cross Rivers up to Borno. We have several villages and towns across the borders and they are mostly divided by rivers.