- Borno has lost about $6 billion due to Boko Haram attacks in the state, Garba Mohammed said
- Mohammed also said there are about 1.5 million Internally Displaced Persons in Borno state alone
- According to him, 956,453 private houses have been destroyed in the state
Borno state has lost about $6 billion as a result of the Boko Haram insurgency. This was disclosed by the federal commissioner of National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and IDPs (NCFRMI) Senator Basheer Garba Mohammed.
According to him, there are over 1.5 million Internally Displaced Persons in Borno state alone. Also, 400,000 IDPs have also fled to neighbouring countries.
Going further, he said 956,453 private houses in Borno state were destroyed. He said other infrastructures destroyed by the insurgents include 5,335 classrooms, 512 primary schools, 38 secondary schools and two tertiary institutions.
Also, markets, large scale farms and hundreds of trucks were destroyed.
“An integral part of the mandate of the National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons (NCFRMI) is to provide for the care, maintenance and durable solutions for all Persons of Concern.
In another development, the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) warned that the situation in Borno may consume Nigeria if nothing is done to change the tide of attacks by Boko Haram insurgents in the state.
The chairman of the NGF, Dr Kayode Fayemi, who led three other governors on a visit to their Borno counterpart, Babagana Zulum, issued the warning on Wednesday, September 30, in Maiduguri, the state capital.
Legit.ng had reported that the Citizens Against Insurgency (CAI) on Thursday, October 1, condemned the call by the governor of Borno state to extend an invitation to Chadian troops to help fight Boko Haram terrorists.
CAI said the call by the Borno state governor on the insurgent attacks in the northeast region of Nigeria is "ill-conceived."
In a press statement released by CAI, no governor who also functions as a chief security officer of any state across the country should make such recommendation.
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